Grande Hotel Canada
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... ships awaiting to load or unload and a ferry similar to ours on the return crossing.
When we arrive, Miryam can’t resist an ice cream cone at McDonalds. We note that you can get breakfast for US$ 1. We then approach the bus station to take the 47B to Boa Viagem. The bus fare is R.3.30 (US$ 0.80).
We jump off the bus at Boa Viagem, which is a rocky island protecting the beaches of Flexas and Icaraí. On top of the small island is ...
... are lots of families and groups of young people enjoying the afternoon beside the bay.
It’s now 6:30pm. There is a theatre piece at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil at 7:30, but we are just too tired, so take a bus back to Copacabana. One thing I have to say about buses in Rio, they are FAST! With very little traffic on a Saturday evening, we actually get back to our flat in Copacabana quicker than by the metro. A hair-raising ...
... this beach. As Marco suddenly headed for an advertising sign, we did not know what he was doing exactly. When we reached there, he pressed a button and it sprayed water mist from the advertising sign that gave us a little cool. It was now almost noon and the thermometer climbed now up against 43 degrees. In order to escape the afternoon heat, we went on our way back to Marcos apartment. The afternoon heat was so intense here that not even the locals like Marco likes this time ...
... and some showers (which Shaylee managed to slip over in) we headed for the streets and the famous beach.
Being about 8am on a Saturday we were surprised at how busy the promenade was and how quiet the streets were in comparison, walking the boardwalk we got a great view of the beach and also our first sight of Christo Redentor.
Struggling at first we found about the only place that was open and ordered some breakfast, an interesting stuffed omelette and a waffle the ...
... down in record time and I was just thinking that there was no way I was giving that landing a round of applause when I saw the reason it was so harsh.....the runway was about to run out! We were pretty close to being in the sea! I have since looked on You Tube at landings which have been filmed so don't take my word for it....have a look at these! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs5LeHB N3WE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fla-fo- QGxI On our first 2 days in Rio ...