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Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro
The past four days I spent in Rio de Janerio. I am so glad I did not miss out visiting this amazingly beautiful city. Every view is a like a postcard, the people are nice, and the weather was perfect.
We stayed at Hotel Debret, which was directly on Copacabana Beach. We also visited Ipanema Beach, and Christ the Redeemer. Being in Rio …
... islands and while we may be a bit beach snobby now there is one thing we are sure of - one day we need to live close to a beach because that's where we are happiest. Our hangovers on Isla Grande turned from hangover to stomach bug, just one more for the road. While on Isla Grande we did exactly what you should do on a beach - find some shade get a cold drink and relax, minus any alcoholic drinks. We also bumped into our friend Lucas and spent a day on the beach ...
... families from the
poorer North of the country who came here to find work or followed family who
had already found it. They are effectively shanty towns, and as they are in the
mountains they built up over time without any interference from the Government
as they weren’t really utilising any useful space, or that close to the city.
They say it is the only place in the world where the poor have a better view
than the rich! Over time though they ...
... to walk or dine out). Sunday they close one whole side of the street along the beach until like 4pm for people to exercise...oh and they do..you almost canīt cross to the beach!
I stayed at Che Lagarto hotel which is rather cramped but excellent for meeting people and doing things. Mine in ipanema was 2 blocks from the beach! I spoke mainly Spanish as Portuguese is not really existent for me yet, but I plan to learn...i have a book! Sports world is there and ...
... it definitely hit the spot.
Saturday (July 13th): This was yet another day living the beach lifestyle. We literally spent the entire day laying on the sand and soaking up the rays, so I canīt say I have too much to comment on - all I did was sit and swim. Iīm definitely getting a crazy dark tan here though. After it got dark (and it does early here, around 5 since itīs winter), we headed back to the hostel to prepare for samba night. We were all definitely ...