Gavea Tropical Boutique Hotel
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... Favela's projects - Antoine and Charlotte run an art project for two hours every afternoon in another part of Rocinha. Essentially it's a drop-in session but based on art, with some English teaching thrown in as well. The afternoon I was there, they were making animal masks. Some children were downstairs finishing off their homework, and they came up to join in the session, and then others crept in through the open door, and then later crept out again at some ...
Another gorgeous breakfast with all the fresh fruit and lovely tables out on the deck. It was another hot day and the ferry was packed with everyone returning from a fun weekend away. The catamaran takes about an hour and then we had a 40 minute wait for the connecting bus to take us to Rio. The bus arrived on time and initially we thought it was really comfortable. I wasn't feeling great this morning so was really looking forward to some air conditioned comfort. ...
... were quite necessary and helped to sober us up a little before we crashed into bed.
Chris was ok the next day, me, not so much. Breakfast was slow but well worth it. There was plenty of tropical fruit available so we ate quite a lot of that and regained some vitamins back into our deprived bodies. We took a taxi to Sugar Loaf, the iconic hill that overlooks the city from the top end of Copacabana beach. Cable cars transport visitors to the top and ...
... rest of it was filmed in St. Marta. A beautiful mosaic has been erected in the the favela square. We were dropped off at the top, and we made our way down through the favela by stairs, stopping frequently to learn more about life in these communities. The government now assists those living in the favelas by donating paint once the exterior of the houses have been rendered. Many of the houses look unfinished, but they are well-kept inside. As there is no transportation within ...
... of wandering confused and we found our guide and fellow gaggle of walkers. The 3-4 hour tour was great - and the Central area is a lot cleaner/flashy than our hood in Gloria. Saw some beautiful old buildings and cobbled streets, ate some kind of traditional chocolate ball of sickly sweet, listened to endless information about Kings, Emperors, Independence, Portuguese people coming over on boats, development and loads of interesting facts which I have now ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet