Hotel Sao Francisco
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... I think few people realise how close the favelas are to the more affluent neighbourhoods and sometimes things spill over. The situation we found ourselves in was quite a surprise to us as that area is full of tourists and generally not considered dangerous. There is however slums nearby from which a huge group of barefoot, topless boys (probably about 12-14 so really quite young still) came running at full speed through the bus station. We ...
... to that level of begging is not in a good place and you see instances of it all over the city. Talking to our guide about the experiences put me more at ease, but I wouldn't say I ever felt 100% safe, which in someways is a good thing as it adds to the addrenaline of being somewhere unknown. Rio's nightlife is renowned, it was one of the things I was looking forward to most about our stay. The rain hit late afternoon and with it my dreams of a crazy samba party ...
Start the tour at 8am this morning. Our guide meets us in the lobby then we are off to see the iconic statue that dominates and over looks the city. You can actually see it from most of the city. First a drive across town and then up on a one line 66 degree angle train. As the train moves off you gently slide forward on your seat. The trees crowd in and becomes jungle. Almost to the top you start to get views of the harbour and the city. Off the train and up some steps then onto ...
... of a hill.
Rocinha is not only famous because it is huge, but it also has one of the best views in Rio. You can see christ, the beaches, and it is also sandwiched directly in the middle of the two wealthiest neighbourhoods in Rio. For this reason it is also pretty safe. The rich people asked the government to tidy up the favela to make it safer which in turn keeps the wealthy neighbourhoods safe.
It was this investment of money that built 3 ...
Good news to start the day. Derek received a message from Lima airport to say that his phone had been found. He must have left it in the tray going through security as we both had problems and had to go through the gate several times and Derek had to take lots of things off to get the all clear so spent a while putting everything back in its place. Now we just have to work out who can collect it and mail it to him.