Gavea Tropical Boutique Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... witness Saõ Paulo's rat race in action as hundreds of office slaves busily traverse its sidewalks. I went to the Museum of Art São Paulo (MASP) which has an amazing collection international and local art, and then walked to Saõ Paulo's 'Central Park', Parque Ibirapuera. It is a pretty big park, but since my legs refused to do much more I admired it from a bench.
On day two I took a walking tour through the older, more scuffed and gritty part of the ...
... about the concentration camp like conditions in there and took some suggestive photos in front of the torpedos and cannons. All class.
Later that week, Dan, Foggo and I decided to cross the harbour into Niteroi to visit a museum/art gallery/whatever that was advertised as being more famous for the exterior than otherwise. No ****. It was a windy, red carpeted walkway up into the Millenium Falcon. Awesome. I would tell you what the exhibitions were like but I don't ...
... of finally making there, second was excitement and third was peace. Its that feeling I keep mentioning. Its an amazing feeling. The clouds parted, I looked up and there he was. Arms open on top of the world. Breathtaking, magnificent, exceptional and totally unique. I ran up the stairs elbowing asains and brits on the way. I needed to be there. 30 seconds later, I was there. I was just one in a sea full of millions, but it didnt bother me (at first). I was at the base of one ...
... others, and by 11:05, we were on our way. Olivia and I got tickled as others were entering the bus. Brazil is a kissing culture, as in it is customary to greet folks with two quick kisses - one on each cheek. When this is the case, it takes about 20 minutes for each person to enter the bus and make their way to a seat, because they are stopping along the way to kiss,kiss everyone. Too ...
... South Africa.
Gavia the last suburb next to the favela is mansion city complete with tennis courts and swimming pools and Police at every street entrance and then as if you were stepping from earth into water you find yourself in the favela! The most extreme contrast of wealth imaginable to the human mind! This is where the controversy begins.The Governments standpoint is firm and has several key goals,the first being to rid all the favelas of the gangs,drug lords ...