Hotel Cristal Palace
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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... cathedral, arc de lapa and the lapa stairs (made famous by a snoop dogg video) and went to a huge market area. bought some havianas (be rude not too!)
We visited the Maracana Stadium and took a guided tour going through the changing rooms and pitch level etc. guys standing around outside doing awesome footy tricks!
We then visited the `Christ Redeemer` taking a bus ride through the Tijuca National Park and taking a few snaps from ...
... it was an insane sight as the countdown to midnight approached. Our apartment (rented through a friend of a friends inlaws) was one block from the beach, perfect for us to run back to use the bathroom (hundreds of porta-a-potties had super long lines), and grab more beers. Finally at midnight the crowd erupted, champagne flew through the air and several barges anchored offshore simultaneously set ...
... He did not give a house number so when we got to the street we used the taxi driver's phone to call him. He told the driver to take us to the park gates and he would come down to meet us. So the driver dropped us off at the gate and left. Sergio (our host) was not clear and did not tell the driver to wait because there was still about a half a mile, up hill through the park to go to get to the entrance to his favela (neighborhood). Once at the entrance there ...
... watching locals dancing under Lapa arches and drinking relatively cheap caipirinhas from little stands that popped up in the evening. And we watch some live music in a bar.
Friday 28th November
At breakfast we meet a couple from London Peter and Hannah, who are very nice and actually live just two block away from us in Hanwell. What a coincidence!
In the morning as we head out on the metro Femi starts ...
Rio is a crazy chaotic place at the best of times and, after spending the past few days in the splendour of Iguazu National Park, it was quite a hard jolt back to reality. The setting of Rio is incredible, built right into the mountains, fronting the turquoise sea with favelas sandwiched in between and stacked upwards towards the Corcovado and Dois Irmois mountains. It's not the obvious choice for a city's location but it pulls it off in fine style. The city genuinely is ...