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... down. There was this crazy local guy that ran down the waterfall standing up. You can't really picture it unless you see it for yourself! He then walked back up the waterfall...the boys tried to do the same and failed. We walked a bit further up and came across a sort of lagoon with a 40ft rock on the side. Of course the boys wanted to jump off it after semi-communicating with a local who said the water was 4 metres deep. The crazy local got called over to do ...
... started, sliced my finger open cutting limes in Florianopolis and now this. We stopped at one of the smaller islands for some lunch and as normal island tax was in effect - £5 for a plate of chips. So we decided a liquid lunch was the only way forward and we opted for a few beers instead of food. The views sailing around all the smaller islands where nobody lives were magnificent and reminded us of Asia. It was one of those moments when you close your eyes ...
... directly underneath and generally just the best
view over the city, with the rainforest covered mountains poking through the
From there we ventured in to Lapa district – the bohemian bit
of the city with all the funky bars, Samba clubs and the famous landmark of the
white aqueduct through the middle. Having spoken to the guide asking for
suggestions for somewhere to go for Maddies birthday tomorrow we will be coming
... government/ police control. Prior to this time it would have been very dangerous to come in to the favelas. So cool - the people are so friendly. The second favela was smaller with 2000 people. Had one of the best caipirinhas of the trip, at the end, in a small shop in the favela. 40% of the Favela tour ticket price is put back in to projects to help kids in the ...
... in São Cristovao which was really relaxed and chilled out, pretty sure we were the only non-locals. We pottered round. Mainly people watching, there was live music on stage and an area where locals were having a dance-off! We had a few snacks and bought a couple of souvenirs before making our way back to Santa Teresa. After a quick nap we walked into the town and had dinner and drinks at Portella Bar which had a fab duo playing live music and singing. Time for bed! Nav ...
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