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... I donīt understand their directions, they go with me.
I went to the marrket of the Afrricans, mentioned in LAMETAYEL - nonsense, place for local families for weekend. I bought many CDs, also a DVD of the 2014 carnaval!
I went to Lapa & Santa Teresa: nice, but I got very tired.
This is the last I write. I hope to go in the morning to waste the Reals buying something in the mall, then we go to the airport
... AND ends with 'sh'). Thus, even if you have a written translation you often can't figure out what someone is telling you. At one point Kyle tried to tell a cab driver where we were going, using the Portuguese word, and the cab driver still didn't understand him because the accent is so crazy.
So again, if you're going to Brazil prepare to be confused. Very confused.
... Or as we should say, Christ the Redeemer. Unfortunately, since forgetting the name down the pub, Big Jesus has stuck!
The following day we decided to go to the beach with our hostel owner Reinaldo. His cousin Gustavo, Brazilīs answer to Super Hans, drove us there. His total contempt for any rules of the road made for an interesting trip around the city! Luckily the speedometer on the ...
... to Rio to see his girlfriend only for her to ditch him and get back with her ex while he was staying with her. What a *****. He'll bounce back I'm sure. Here we also met the couple from a favella who had offered to let us stay with them, George and Camila.
We got on really well with them and figured that if they live there it's probably fine. We even went back to their's to wash down the churrasco with some Brahmas. It ...
... and the cabby didn't understand my poor Spanish either. When we asked him about our neighbourhood (Estacio) he wobbled his hand in the air and said not to go out at night, this is when we realised that the favelas aren't just in the hills they are everywhere! The cabby told us how near the airport was more dangerous and where to go but I was more interested in the buildings out the window it looks like the city is still being built, with cement smudged walls and tangled phone posts. ...