King George Hostel
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... and yet also pleased at the lack of crowds.
The beach is also a stage for the biggest New Year’s eve party in the planet, its fireworks display is well known all over the world, gathering more than three million people each year. The beach can also host grand events, such as the 2007 Pan-American Games, and world championships for sports such as beach soccer and volley ball.
My first impressions:
- The beach and streets ...
... to a rum, with ice, limes,
and sugar. Nom.
So apart from eatng our way around the City,
we also went to see the famous sights: Christ the Redeemer and Sugar
Loaf mountain. That was pretty cool ,and the views from both of them
were amazing. Rio is so big! And the people build on anything and
everywhere. The favelas seemed more stable than I imagined. Had the
visualization that theyd be made of big ...
... and speaks English to us and tells us we have to be at a completely different terminal! So I stress out, and he takes us outside as we have to catch a free shuttle bus to the other terminal. We jump on the free shuttle bus and sit there for 15minutes before the bus driver decides to pull away. By this time, Aaron is the one staying calm and collected whilst I am freaking out we are going to miss our flight.
We get to the new terminal, which totally ...
Day 242 After finding out which bus we needed to take us to Sugarloaf Mountain, we left the flat and jumped on board. It took a detour around the bay to the North of the mountain before dropping us off a short walk away. With the mountain looming next to us we took a quick walk around a statue and watched people climbing up the flat, bare face of a hill opposite Sugarloaf. The geology of Rio is very distinctive and these sheer, blank, grey faces pop up a lot, providing ...
I made it, touch down in Rio de Janeiro today, and it's better than I could have imagined!
Ferry from Ilhe Grande to the mainland and 4hour bus ride (over them) before hitting outskirts of town. About half an hour of all sorts of spectacular sights - natural and man made - before getting to hotel one block back from Copacabana Beach.
Caught metro downtown and walked to aqueduct and touristy favela steps etc. Fantastic! Caught metro back to Ipanema beach ...