Hotel Astoria Copacabana
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
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After travelling a massive amount of hours to get to my destination I am finally in Brazil, I look outside the plane window and I see this amazing statue of the Christ, I just think to myself I can't wait to go on an adventure through Rio in Brazil and especially to go see this big amazing statue. As soon as I walk down the stairs out of the plane …
... of the hostel so we could get the bus in time to Iguacu. Was worth it in the end though as in Argentina the official dollar rate is about 8 to 1 peso but on the blue market you can get 13 to 1. Think its pretty much illegal but everyone does it because it saves you loads of money. Something to do with Argentinian economy and the inflation rising about 30%. US dollars are banned in Argentina so we may have to take a day trip to Uruguay to get some ...
... a couple of beers at the beach bar. He wasn't there but he wasn't moved out as he had told us he would do so we could have the place to ourselves. Sometime in the wee hours of the morning he not only came back to the apartment but he came into the bedroom to get something while Rochelle and I were in bed! It's a good thing we were covered as we don't always cover when it's hot! In the morning when my bladder woke me up, he was in the shower so I couldn't use ...
... br> We've realized two things here in Rio, especially during dinner - 1st we miss Gerry and wish she could be here to help us order things and to translate - it's just that much different from Spanish. And secondly, when you close your eyes you'd swear that you were in the middle of a VanDeventer Birthday party - everyone here is LOUD. They talk loud, they party loud.
Back in the room a little early tonight - and there's no English ...
... for a "slum". Favelas are associated with extreme poverty and Brazil's can be seen as the result of the unequal distribution of wealth in the country. Brazil is one of the most economically unequal countries in the world with the top 10% of its population earning 50% of the national income and about 8.5% of all people living below the poverty line. The first favelas appeared in the late 19th century and were built by soldiers who had nowhere to live. Now there ...