Gavea Tropical Boutique Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... with fog. We made a quick visit to Santa Teresa where we tried a local beer 'Chopp' (a light beer often drank at the beach to keep you refreshed and free of hangovers) and also a cheeky ride to Tijuca Forest which really did reveal Rio and some of its amazing views. Hitting the Cachaca tonight (alcoholic drink made with sugar ...
... explain it but both times now that I've been here, I always think to myself "oh I could definitely live here!" And perhaps that's what it is, that feeling of liveable, happy spaces, friendly faces, lots of green and blue and although there is the usual city dirt and grime, the energy underneath is what stays with you.
So we're back in Rio, arrived today and a happy mishap with our other accommodation brought us into a divine little guest house ...
... earned it! Slowly we made our way back to the metro and headed to the hostel for a quick power nap and to freshen up. Everyone at the hostel raved about this pizza joint a couple blocks away. I had been on a pizza protest my entire stay in Brazil ( with the exception of our pizza and pool party we had in Natal) mostly because it was everywhere. In Natal you could walk down the street and pass 10 pizzerias in less than 5 minutes. It was ridiculous, so I went on a pizza ...
... up! We walked along to see what was going on, crowds of people were around by then and it soon became clear that a guy was lying on the beach being resuscitated by the paramedics! We couldn't believe it, they were performing CPR on him for at least 25 mins and then all of a sudden the crowd started clapping, they had brought him back to life! It was a surreal and scary experience, we had just seen someone dead on Copacabana beach and then brought back to life... We ...
... flour) and is served with everything from stews to barbecued meats - it is a Brazilian staple. Farofa works well to soak up all of the juices, and yet it doesn't get soggy. I'm not sure how it manages this magic, but the stuff is pure heaven. I'm convinced Farofa should be served with everything! You pour some of this vinaigrette over your meat and then mix in a little bit of the Farofa, and oh my! I know, I ...