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... ran along the front of his house using the traditional Brazilian colours as a tribute to the people of the city that stole his heart. Over time, the stairs became famous and he continued designing them and now has tiles from all over the world with many people who brought him tiles from their home country for him to add to it. The stairs are unbelievably colourful and bright, but the crowds are there too. So we had to strategically take photos ...
... sit there completely vulnerable to the world. My stomach just turned over and I did the only thing I could do. I pressed my hand against the door with every bit of force I had hoping she would **** off. Several minutes passed and I could still hear those girls talking. What was meant to be a simple operation became a serious game of chicken. I wasn't budging until they had left but it seemed they weren't willing to throw in the towel either. After ...
... of course!
We got to go and visit a havianas store, where we all got a 10% discount which brought the price down to the strating price of the thongs in the market... Which could then be bargained down a further 20% noone bought anything, it was a rip off.
We then went to the State government building which was a converted jail cell, and a pretty sweet building, right is the centre of town. We then went to visit the King of ...
... two buses. One from Corumbá to Campo Grande (6 hours) and the next one from Campo Grande to Rio (26 hours). I have never had a problem with long bus trips. In fact I quite enjoy them, sitting back and reading a book, listening to music while taking in the scenery or watching the hugely inappropriate action movies being shown, but this one was just a bit too long for my taste. The driver seemed in no hurry to get there either. We stopped to change busses, to ...
... honeymoon here in Rio 24 years ago.
So what were our favourite parts of Rio?
Ollie: swimming in the big waves on Ipanema.
Sally: sharing the world cup final experience on Copacabana beach.
Jemima: the wildlife we saw! from the huge snake and the marmosets, to the brightly coloured birds!
David: Sugar loaf mountain! I liked the views and the exciting walk down!
So good-bye Rio, and see you soon Argentina!