Gavea Tropical Boutique Hotel
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Saturday 9 April, 3.21pm, Gávea Tropical Hotel
Some of the greatest classical art ever created was inspired by religion. With artists like Michaelangelo, Raphael, and the rest of the Turtles earning most of their living via commissions for the Vatican, religious iconography has always played a large role in the art world. When the average …
... they eat a large dinner too. After drying off, we decided to go shopping. Brian went with us to get some acai. Most days for lunch he eats a cup of acai. It reminds me of sorbet but not sweet. I didn't like it when I got here but Brian showed me how you can get a side of sweetened condensed milk, mix it in, and it tastes really good. I could actually eat it without the milk now. ...
... girls on their arms. The streets and trains look like costume parties. The level of dancing and consumes is nowhere near up to the standard of the official Carnival parade but I was still extremely impressed. The atmosphere is intoxicating. When I mean people are dancing and partying everywhere I mean millions. We went to two smaller Bloco's. We wish we had of gone to the large Bloco's, but not the 80,000 people one however. The live music and atmosphere was still unreal.
... both inside and out, regardless of their social class. The favela tour was another really awesome experience. The next big event was to hit the unveiling of the biggest floating Christmas tree in the world at Ipanema lake (just behind Ipanema beach). i cant remember how big it was but it was massive. D and i went along with our friends and and few others to watch the fireworks and tree light up. This is supposed to be the biggest festival type thing in brazil after ...
... around the Lapa arches. Our hostel had a view right over this part of the city, so on our first day we watched over them as they marched around letting off fireworks etc. More of a day for staying in that one.
Over the next few days we managed to get in all the sights, even though the weather was a bit iffy. We got to the Maracana to watch Flamengo v Bahia. The game was far from a sell out, but the Flamengo fans still gave their all and the stadium was something else. Bring ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet