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Wasted a lot of the day trying to shop for essentials – the city
was packed – not really designed for the numbers of people and traffic, more
horse & carts, of which there is still a significantly smelly presence and
everything is squeezed in along narrow river valleys, with big jungle covered
ridges between. Was a good F ...
... Karl (Swedish) and Dan (Australian). Had a small steak sandwich and a beer but pretty overpriced. Afterwards we went back to the hostel and had a few more beers with some new arrivals (French and Irish girls). Tom moves to a new hostel in a favela tomorrow, Chris leaves for Salvador and Karl leaves for an island new ...
... a feeling of one that lives in the sun; everything looks faded and dusty.
I've been told to avoid groups of young teenager boys as these are the ones who'll try mugging you. Not that they are dangerous as they don't carry weapons. I didn't actually see any group of this description but decided against the MP3 player as I usually would to remain extra vigilante.
The long walk has really given my feet a caning in flip flops. It'll be a while till they get ...
... look out at, especially because the layout is somewhat different from other cities because of the mountains, beaches, coves, etc. We really enjoyed the views from there and then headed back down and loaded the van again to head over to Christ the Redeemer, for real this time.
The Christ is amazingly big in person and there are also amazing views from there. In fact, from up there the Sugarloaf, which seemed so high) seemed like a mere foothill. The ...
... without going into a great deal of detail, the standout moment of the first half was Higuain's disallowed goal for offside. The thousands of Argentines went mental for a couple of minutes, celebrating by throwing beer all over the place and jumping around. Needless to say I was relieved and smug when they noticed the offside flag.
The second half dragged on a little, the Argentines continued to sing their song about winning in the Maracana a few ...