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Sunny, dry and hot at last in Rio.
I took the metro to Centro and then walked to the port to catch the ferry to Niteroi, the twin-city with Rio which lay the other side of Guanabara Bay. The ferry was very cheap and took about 30 minutes. An alternative would have been the faster hydrofoil. A number of ferries and hydrofoils catered for the …
Sunny but blustery in the afternoon.
I took the metro and a bus to the Botanical Gardens to see the Japanese garden, the lily pond, the avenue of palms and other interesting trees such as the cannonball tree as well as some monkeys.
Had lunch at the Gardens and then walked past the Hippodrome to Leblon and Ipanema. Went to the Garota de …
Another overcast day.
We took the metro to the Avenida de Paulista, the main avenue in the commercial centre of Sao Paulo.
Walked down the Avenida to the Casa de Rosas, one of the few old buildings left on the Avenida which is dominated by very tall buildings even if not exactly skyscrapers. The Casa was the residence of one of the coffee …
Another grey, drizzly day.
Said good-bye to Jen at breakfast; she flew home today.
In the morning, I did the Lonely Planet walking tour of Centro, including a sit-down by one person outside the Teatro Muncipal who the police seemed reluctant to move; it disrupted traffic for a number of hours. There was also a small permanent encampment in …
Some sunshine in the morning but increasingly grey day with rain in the evening.
All of the group except for me were leaving the Dragoman tour and not continuing back to Cusco. Most vacated the hotel to go to other hotels or hostels, mainly in Copacabana.
Very sad since it had been an excellent group, finishing on a high with the party on …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Good clean bedrooms with TV and safes; good breakfast; helpful staff; WiFi and terminals; well-located in Flamengo.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.