Windsor Guanabara Hotel
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The bus passed through Gamboa, better than taking a tourist bus, saw some of the less nice parts of Rio and favellas. Maybe not the fatest way to copacabana but very interesting to see. Arrived! Sunkissed beaches as my lonely planet says, that is true!! The sand closer to the sea was like apple crumble without the apple. Lots of people here, drinking from coconuts.. Most girls&women ...
... the beach. This event marked the end of wyd and the end of a great week. The next wyd will be held in Poland in 3 years time. Now we are off to our retreat for some reflection on all that we experienced. I'm not going to blog about my time there as I will take this as a bit of me time. I know people want to see more photos but I will put them up when I get home on my computer. You can come back and look at them. See you when I get ...
... 1930's a guy and a few of his slaves decided to replant everything. The forest itself looks like it has been there forever so it's pretty cool. As well as regulating the climate it also provides clean air for the city which is something that you notice because it is clean unlike places like London.
Rio is such an interesting place because it is basically wedged between Tijuca forest, some hills and the ...
... There was a Sunday market at the adjacent Ipanema beach so we took a stroll along the streets there. It was a makeshift market located at a park. There were stalls selling all sorts of touristy goods. We also had our share of tourist-priced local street food at $7.50 each. We walked towards to famous beach afterwards, and started to stroll towards the two brothers mountain as a 5pm concert was being held at the beach today. After some walking, we saw large tents ...
... in the gardens but the plants and trees themselves were enough to impress. The gardens themselves are over 200 years old so you can imagine the height of the trees! We ate in the cafe within it's grounds which was tasty especially the dessert crepes. We spent most of the day in the gardens before heading to the Shopping Rio do Sul centre for a look around. Everything is pretty expensive but there are a few nice shops in it with the usual Sephora, Zara ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service