Piratas de Ipanema
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPiratas de Ipanema Rio de Janeiro
If you dont mind ruffing it, the hostel is in a great location. The staff is friendly and knowledable and it`s cheap, cheap and cheap. just don`t expect much from the amenities.
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... 8217;s painting. Then we stopped at a handicraft stall and bought a bracelet
made of electric cable. Our next stop was a bakery and then to their supported
preschool. The company donates a % of the charge for this tour to support this
preschool. The conditions here didn’t seem too bad. We eventually arrived at
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shaped concrete pedestrian overpass which had ...
... the screen. You couldn't move so all our legs felt worse for wear the next day. As the game headed into extra time the tension had really grown and the Argies were starting to break down with the stress and then Germany scored with 7 minutes left... the beach went silent apart from a few muffled German cheers. As they accepted their fate, somewhat surprisingly, rather than an angry, loud reaction the Argentinians either clapped or just cried. It was quite sad to see but I ...
... started and a little drum banded turned up from no where. The highlight had to be us leading the conga along the beach. We headed to the bar and after a few drinks I headed back to the room to get ready for the night. Unfortunately trying to lock the door I ended up breaking the key in the lock. Luckily after a little DIY locksmithing and John coming back to lock the door everything was fine. We headed to the next bar to ...
... with the help of MarLou purchased our Brazilian phone - proper locals now! Chilled in town and then cooked dinner - roast chicken and potatoes - which was as absolute dream. Thanks for putting us up MarLou - it was wonderful having some home comforts and chilling in your apartment. But before we knew it it was time for Rio - we caught the bus there and on arrival checked in to cortico da lapa - our home for the week. Looking up cortico on Ali's fancy Portuguese app ...
We arrived in Rio and it was as beautiful as we had hoped for. Dan's flight had been delayed so now wasn't arriving until 6am the following morning. Our friends from London - Chris & Eva had also arrived that day so we had them around to the apartment for dinner before heading out to check out a bit of Rio. We wandered the beach, through a market and caught up over a capahrina. It was good to hear how their last few months in London had been. ...