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... The waves are gigantic though so no swimming unfortunately. Within 5 minutes of sitting down, we spotted some dolphins swimming not too far away! This made all the stress of the day worthwhile.
After sunbathing and people watching for a while, we decided to take a walk along the beach. Copacabana is about 6km long! We walked the whole length of it! It is one long curve lined with a mosaic pathway and palm trees. As it was still early, it was relatively quiet apart from ...
... That night we met a Brit, an American and a Canadian who we went to a 'weigh place' with. This is a buffet resteraunt where you weigh your plate once you've taken your fill and pay according to weight which is just ingenious. After we headed to a bar where completely coincidently I met my friend Nat and also Gil (separately) both of whom I originally met in Cartagena, the very first place I went on this whole trip, Gil being literally the first friend ...
... to actually get into the site and see the statue. Turns out we cannot buy tickets on top, we are supposed to buy them below. Well we are not about to go back down and buy tickets. We are not alone in thinking this, as there are probably 10 other people who are with us and want to buy tickets. The worker explains that there will be a woman that is coming up who will have tickets we can buy. Whatever. We grab some food and drink (acai - so good, like ...
Oh what a beautiful morning - walked the Igussau trail Brazil side early before the park was open to tourists. Even more magical than the Argentine side just breathtaking. Fantastic viewing points just over the water and observation tower high above. We got drenched but just such a great experience took thousands of pictures to bore everyone with. Caught some rays by the pool before having to pack and leave for Rio, could of easily stayed another ...
... Bay became a much more convenient export port.In 1808 prior to Napoleon invading Portugal,the Royal Court of Portugal hot footed it out of their own country and under King Jaos son ,Prince Pedro, the Queen and hundreds of noblemen settled in Rio and it became Queen Maria I ,seat of court.Prince Pedro then got his own way with his father,King Jaos, (by throwing a royal tantrum) and made Rio the capital in 1822 and then promptly declared Brazil to be"his" Kingdom,whilst his father ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Gloria Rio de Janeiro
Muito bom o hotel, ótimos serviços e pessoas.... Nada a reclamar... E mesmo tendo sido há muito tempo atrás eu me lembro bem...
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