Gaivota Barra Hotel
Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro
... existent Portuguese, based on my limited Spanish means that after 3 buses, we managed to catch one going to Copacabana. The beach was packed with an assortment of tiny bikinis, speedos, locals and tourists. And then also vendors of said tiny bikinis and speedos, as well as every item of clothing imaginable, made in green and yellow with a Brazilian flag on. I resisted the urge to buy hot pants like the pair James bought me when he was at Carnaval a few years ago.
Our trip ...
... Hope they sort it out for the world cup this year!
Airbnb Apartment - $1,000 for 5 nights shared between 3
Meals: $3 - $15
Water: $2 for 1.5 litres
Alcohol: $5 for a can of beer
Transport: Trains 1.80 single
Football Tour - $70 each
Christ the redeemer visit: $27 each
Sambadrome Parade Tix: $170 each
... bells went off in my head and said "Nick...prostitute,move on"..I declined her offer and lied that I remembered where it was,she smiled and said casually "are you sure , I want to have some fun with you", I politely declined in a very English way,"I am sorry darling maybe another time", she blew me a kiss and I walked on. Two minutes later not twenty metres on and again I get accosted ,this time by two high heeled vamps offering me services too crude to describe and again ...
... When we got to the station, and the train approached we actually saw people on, which means that the station is open! So that was a bit annoying. We got out at Gloria and headed towards the famous steps. They were spectacular! So so cool! After the stairs we headed to Carioca to see if the gold jewellery men were there, but they had all just packed up as they close at 4.30, ...
... cog wheel train. A look out the window (Andrea could see Corcovado, the mountain the statue is on from the ship) showed her that a view would be dicey today. Clouds came and went over the mountain, Rio is the second largest city in Brazil, with 6.5 million people in the city and 13 million in the metro area, As you have already been told, the Portuguese were the first Europeans in the country now known as Brazil, arriving in 1502.
Andrea is aware ...