Hotel Cristal Palace
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... from peanuts to coconuts to fans and umbrellas. It's a bit of a twist compared to the regular beaches I'm used to in Australia. Did I mention the women? Wow.
Back to the hostel in the arvo and Mark and I hung out a bit, we had some beers from the hostel bar, but it was a bit of an awkward setting, as we were the only non Portuguese speakers in ...
... to ride cable cars over the biggest favela in the city, called Complexo do Alemao. The cable cars are used by locals to get into the city as public transport inside the favelas is basic. However they have also become a tourist attraction as they allow you to experience this side of the city from the safety of a cable car as the favelas can be very dangerous places, especially for foreigners. Although the view was amazing and the loud ...
... managed to get us into the VIP section, which was on the third floor and looked down on the entire club! Was absolutely crazy, all I can say.. With A late morning taxi ride home I got to see my first rio sunrise, although can't quite remember it.. ; 14th June Another accidental sleep in waking up at 2pm. Game was starting in 2 hours so it was straight on the hammer. We left the apartment around 3 to secure a good spot at a ...
... flights a few days before leaving, so about 3 weeks in advance, as I hadn't been sure what day I wanted/ needed to fly. Having looked at the World Cup fixtures and held onto hope that England would progress I'd decided to stay in Rio for the weekend and then fly Monday. This was the cheapest flight option, at £300, I could find even if it did take me over 24 hours! So I got up early doors and jumped in my pre booked taxi to the airport.
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We climb the steps for a bit and take more pictures, admiring the excellent artwork. They are really impressive and we are all quite happy that we made the commitment to go there. We eventually leave and walk back out to the main area where we head to Carioca de Gema, a samba bar that Jay had mentioned in his email. We get there around 9:30, and it is pretty empty, though not empty enough where we can get seats. We stand at the bar ...