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 …
... drinks and food. This is their busiest time of year and they work so hard in the hot weather, like little personal waiters. It works like a tab system where they mark your card for what ever you order and you pay at the end of the day. The specialities are the Caipirinha cocktails and the fresh coconut water which are drank straight from the fruit it's self by them piercing a hole in the top. We spent all day here as the weather was great, Kerry and Jo went for ...
... 22% of the population. They have actually undergone a huge transformation in the last 10 years from being real slums full of drug dealing to having been completely upgraded (a promise by the government in order to get the World Cup, similar to what happened in SA). There is a heavy police presence in the favelas and the houses are painted with different colours mainly to help people distinguish between the houses. Unemployment is only around 6% in Brazil. ...
... the 'ipioca' ...even writing this now still makes me heave a little. It turns out to be STRONGER than the Cachaça they use in the Caipirinhas. Well, I took a sniff and it smelled ok (looking back I realise my cold was inhibiting my ability to smell things...) and took a tiny sip. I was burping it for the next 30-40mins and even now can feel my mouth watering. I need to stop writing about this now. I've learned my lesson. ...
... in the streets.
We then went back and had lunch (black beans, rice, potatoes and some kind of meat) and then met the kids who were beautiful! They were so polite and tried to speak English and were pretty good at it! They also taught me this clapping game "Double double this this double double that that" which was pretty fun and I impressed myself at my hand eye co-ordination, Chirley then read a book to them and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet