Colina da Faja
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... easy once you get a hang of it. There was great music and a lot of fun people. The hostel, Sharehouse, had a lot of cool backpackers. We met a girl from Boston, Anne, who we spent a lot of time with and we also ran back into the crew of Germans that we befriended in Montevideo. We ended up staying up late as usual with the German crew on our last night in Florianopolis. The guy, Jesse, plays the guitar and sings very well, so we enjoyed a free late ...
We began our day early in the morning walking down the Favelas where we stopped at the fruit bus and various street foods along the way. We went to see Copacabana and the palace and then made our way to Lapa where we went to see the very colourful Lapa steps. Then we set off to see the Christ. When we arrived the train was out of service so we jumped in a van and made our way up the mountain. eventually after two different rides we were at the top. there was a service going on and ...
... still in transit, there was no point in settling somewhere I knew I would be leaving in a few days. When I got to the volunteer house I knew this was where I had an opportunity to really settle in. Unfortunately everything in the favela was still a complete mystery to me and probably more so than it was in Lapa. I will conclude this introverted ramble; perhaps the small games I began play, tip toeing along the cobble stones and in the supermarkets, where I would deliberately ...
... World Cup next year and the Olympics in 2016. A huge task ahead of them. The favela that we entered looked similar to La Paz in Bolivia and Quito in Ecuador. So we had been around lots of areas like this before but it was interesting to walk through crazy narrow ally's and housing areas and to learn all about it. After the tour we got dropped back to the hotel and got changed to head back to Ipanema for another swim. The tide ...
... kicked up a few notches, but people still dressed up though... but no dogs here.
The two malls were huge compared to the swedish versions, but i was assured this was nothing compared to the big malls. o.O
One even had a statue of liberty out front.
THe evening continued with a small dinner with our hosts and some gifts, we both got carioca uniforms so now we blend in seamlessly.
It was the perfect end to a beautiful day:)
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