Augusto´S Paysandu Hotel
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... anyway. The canon ball trees are interesting - this is what is left after the flower - they need to be removed due to the danger of them falling on someone. It is 70 years since the end of WWII and today they are celebrating Victory Day with lots of naval vessels in the bay, an army and airforce contingent and while we are in the bay we hear the canons going off during the ceremony. The water in the bay is too rough for us to do one section of ...
... last of sunset before heading back to hotel. Out for farewell dinner at all you can eat Brazilian BBQ - meat comes so fast it is hard to keep up and it's all delicious!
Drinking Caiprinha at hotel rooftop bar overlooking the beach tonight. Stunning
pedometer: 20812 steps today
Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugarloaf mountain to knock off tomorrow before I fly out on Thursday.
bit knackered now so will fill in Ilhe Grande black spot tomorrow.
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 ...
... morning we sought out a new stand up coffee bar to breakfast on coffee and some bread / cheese / ham thing with the locals... little did we know then that some form of bread / cheese / ham would become our staple breakfast (and often lunch!) throughout South America. I don't think I have eaten so much bread (especially the white sugary kind) since I was a child (Simon Chan, if you are reading this you will be impressed!). We tried local bars on the beach ...
... to see the extent people will go to to get the iconic photo with The big Jesus in the background. We had a lovely coffee up there and chatted to this couple from Brisbane who thought we were very brave being here on own own. Ha ha we didn't tell them about the whole apartment saga.
Then off to the Botanic Gardens for a couple of hours. The taxi driver on the way would not stop talking, think he was trying to drum up business for the next day, offered to give us a tour ...