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We had a great drive with Paulinho and his family (Grace and Bruno) and Gilberto to Petropolis about 90 minute drive from Rio in the mountains at about 2,500 ft above sea level. We visited the old Portuguese palace where the King stayed while Nepoleon roamed around Europe in the 1840's. The interesting thing ...
Today was the whirlwind tour of Rio de Janeiro, complete with all the usual tour guide patter.
Log for 14-11-21:
- Bus tour of the beaches, Ipanema, Copacabana and a few more, plus the lagoon, and then to the cog train to go up the very high hill in the Corcovado National Park.
- And there he is, Jesus, presiding over ...
... an OAT representative met me at the airport and got me checked into the hotel.
I took my time getting settled in and put out clothes for the three days in town before leaving for Salvador.
Linda Trahan arrived several hours later and we went with the group to change money and eat at a local "kilo" restaurant, a buffet where one pays by the kilo.
In the afternoon, we met ...
... and inside is beautiful, with marble, onyx, gold leaf and paintings. We had a guided tour. As we were the only English speakers we had a guide to ourselves, while the other 20 or 30 people had one guide. We ended up talking about all sorts of things, from African religions in Brazil and samba to ticket toys in Leicester Square, and before we knew it the tour has massively overrun and our guide's colleagues came looking for him.
We had ...
... could buy a water off a homeless lady, but it also gave us a chance to see some favelas from the road. They were pretty impressive and if you think about what they actually have access to, besides al the crime and violence, it doesn't really seem like a bad place to live. Beats the **** out of the streets anyway.
Our next stop was the Sambadromo where the carnival is held every year. It was a brief stop before ...