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... no other choice but to walk the couple of k's. It was really hot and not an ideal time of the day to be walking with heavy packs but whatever surely this will be the last time for a while!! We checked into Bueno Hostel $R100 which included air con and it was a much much nicer place and room! We found a good cheap lunch over the road then we walked to the local markets to do some shopping. We found ...
... a drink of the Brazilian national drink, a capirinha, a Brazilian rum and lime or other fruit drink. Then we went last minute shopping at the arts and crafts booths that line the beach in the center area of the street. I got a t-shirt with a nice image of Rio on it.
Day 2: Corcovado and Lunch plus Samba Fun
On the second day, we went to the infamous Corcovado statue of Christ and all took our pictures ...
... School. Samba Schools compete against each other each year during carnival to earn titles/respect/endorsements. They make items to sell to be able to pay for the elaborate costumes that they make by hand. The schools are mini-cities - containing all that is neededfor a successful carnival. Dancing and music speaces, set design workspaces, costumes, materials, and the creation of the chassis to transport the elaborate designs. Getting ready ...
... was great and had lived there before getting out, you can hit him up for a tour email@example.com.
Then It was a night bus to Curitiba and a great look at the endless slums on the way out, I couldn't help but think of all the crazy stuff going on in them as I passed, all in all, Rio=Brutal, I'll have to get back again one day for sure.... Sorry for the long winded post but there is so much going on there!
Until next time
... top of most of the falls. You can still get some good pictures here but the best pictures are on the lower trail and at the Devil’s Throat.
- Isla San Martin (Island in the middle)