Golden Park Hotel
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... in the slums. The drive was quite nice passing some government type buildings where we even managed to see a big military procession happening but we were dropped off and we saw the size of the market and were ready to get our bargain on. We paid the entrance fee of 3reais and walked in. Typically south American style, despite the opening times saying 10am, there were hardly any shops open. And the ones that were, were just food/restaurants ...
... everybody on the train wanted to get off at, everybody shuffled slowly side-by-side trying to make their way up the escalotors. I've never seen so many people in such a small space before, and the thought of us being so far underground was setting some alarm bells off in my head. It was hard to remain calm with the ridiculous heat, no aircon and hundreds of sweaty, drunken people all dying to reach the fresh air above.
When we reached the surface we had to take ...
... Portuguese ATM to withdraw money with Kyle's bank card (after losing Lori's card, this was a MAJOR accomplishment)
... tour, just me, 1 other and the guide, and, like the slum tour I took in Mumbai, it leaves you with a fairly positive outlook on the place despite it's obvious shortcomings, ie durgs and stabbings and ****. But this particular Favalah had a new school and even a Surf board school/repair shop complete with a laser cutter so they can make an sell their own as the government try to wrestle back the upper hand from the drug lords. Our ...
... cable car (which is really cheap for students) and it was amazing! Rio is such a beautiful city and the weather was amazing so we could see miles.
We stayed up there, watched the sun set and the lights of the city come on. This was definitely worth it!
Had food at a pizzeria near the hostel, then went for a walk along Atlantic Av. which was great.