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 …
... the electicity and the water connexions themselves. Le streets are about 1m wild so everything they have to carry home has to be carried on their back and so on ( see photos)
And of course we have visited the bars of the city and drank the famous Capirinhas, it’s a killer Armoni’s stomack still remembers.
We have met Alex, Jess, Izzy and others (English) and we made friends with them.
The Hostel was quite nice if ...
... in Lapa. The taxi dropped us in the middle of a very busy street, except it was full of very drunk and ‘unsafe’ looking locals. The taxi had dropped us around the corner from the club and when we walked there, we discovered it was closed. There were no other clubs in the area and we were now located in a bad neighborhood. We asked someone directions to the metro and started walking the 6 blocks there. On the way, the streets got quieter and the people got scarier. It really was ...
... playing down the street with masses of people following behind doing their own samba like dances. The bloco on Leme (unusual in that it stayed in one place) was loads of fun and provided fantastic views down Copacabana at sunset. We were thankful Colin and Eddy were with us to speak Portugese as english is extremely limited in Rio. After some failed attempts at samba and tasting chicken heart from a corner vender (a little chewy we thought), we headed home.
... and that
was that, we were going to see Muse live in Rio (baby!). And it was
mind blowing, the venue was pretty small, about 500 people, and all die hard Muse fans, it was incredible, they're such an amazing band live and it was one of the best nights of the whole trip.
By that stage though some of the group had started to leave which was
really sad. Of our little core of 6, 2 left on Wednesday afternoon amid
many tears and vows that we're ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet