Copacabana Praia Hotel
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Waking up at 3.15 AM was not easy after a farewell dinner with our many parents and a couple of siblings. Too much steak and plenty of wine were the main culprits for this. After prolonged goodbyes at the airport with a seemingly endless stream of photos we hopped on a short flight to Amsterdam, which Rosie slept the entirety of. She literally fell asleep before we took off and woke up after we landed.
The change of flights at Schiphol airport was uneventful apart from entertainment ...
... you". Sure enough, the hotel confirmed that they had no record of any such reservation, so we opted to go with Jose. A charge of $65.00US would take us to the Orla Copacabana Hotel on Copacabana Beach.
We checked in, (tried the Vince101 at the front desk - we'll see what happens tomorrow - thanks for the lessons by the way Obi-Won) dropped our bags, and raced out for dinner, not having eaten all day really. Jose told us that ...
... forever trying to find Rio's most famous staircase called Escardaria Selaron. It's 215 steps are covered with over 2000 tiles from over 120 counties. Quite a sight and worth the hassle. Last on the list for today was a theatre which is very picturesque. Keen to be back to the hostel before dark, we took a quick pic and the headed back to cook dinner.
Dinner was supposed to be vegetable omelettes and beer! We neglected ...
As we only had a couple more days in Rio and we didn't do much site-seeing over the final weekend, it was time for us to get out of bed early and go see some sites. We woke up and got in a cab to take us the Vidigal, a favela in the south of Rio. From the bottom of Vidigal we caught some moto-taxis that took us halfway up the hill. Kinda sketchy on the motos with narrows favela lanes, blind corners and fast drivers making ...
... looked alot like Gary Lineker. As he got closer it was Gary Lineker!! 'Gary Liniker' I shouted. He nodded and said 'Alright mate'. In my slightly star struck and drunken state I couldn't think of what to say so said to him 'I don't know what to say'. He smiled in a confused manner and walked on. 'Did that just happen' I thought. We chilled at the beach for the rest of the day and just had a few drinks that night.