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TravelPod Member ReviewsRio Backpackers Rio de Janeiro
Rooms are clean and mine had a balcony with a hammock which was great. The bathroom is basic but had all I needed. Nice hot showers. Free caipirinha on arrival. My first night a group of residents had lots of drinks in the hostel bar then "G" who works there took us to a samba club in Leblon. Looking forward to more fun nights during my stay here.
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For our final full day in Rio we had arranged to take advantage of the glorious weather by going on a favela tour that promised the best view of the city. This meant an early start, with an 8 o'clock meeting at a hotel on the other side of town. The Botafogo trio arrived first to find that the Sheraton Hotel is as upmarket as it gets and were even …
... of supermarkets. The vegetables and fruit varieties were fun to see and some looked so exotic.
We have learned that Portuguese is quite different from Spanish. I mean...thank you is "obrigado" which sounds a lot more like the Japanese "thank you" which is "arigato"....instead of Spanish "gracia".
People seem nice and friendly and helpful.
Oh and yes...the power has been restored!
And now it's time for a nice glass of ...
... stopping at various lookouts, one in particular was overlooking Rocinha favela it was huge and vast covering such a large area. I could hear people arguing from where I was standing. We continued our walk and came across cute little monkeys and then headed for the top of the mountain. The view was absolutely breathtaking. It was such a clear day, i could see as far as a chain of islands past Copacabana beach. We stayed for a little while and soaked up the rays ...
... Redeemer. The location of the statue gives fantastic views over the
whole city. The statue itself does not seem as impressive as from past images
you feel it’s a lot bigger than it is. It was also well over 30 degrees when we
were there and in the full sun. We then travelled to the centre of the city to
the area known as Santa Theresa where a whole long set of steps has been tiled
taking the fellow who did ...
... relieving, that was one relentless month! They say football is a game of two halves. Well in this case it was a month of ups, downs, English heartbreak, Brazilian shock, Brazilian laughs, countless caprinihas, barrels of Brahma, three Brazilian, two English and two Dutch football shirts, buses, planes, big screens on the beach, small boteco bars, bad dancing (on our part) and a huge amount of fun. You can buy (political!!) the World Cup Russia and Quatar, but it won't be a patch on this. ...