Windsor Guanabara Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
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24th. September – Day 3
This morning dawns sunny and clear, but awfully hot. The temperature in Rio today reaches 107°F (42°C) with 81% humidity. The forecast is the same for tomorrow. Phew!
I take the opportunity to walk from our flat to Leme for a bit of exercise. I have to share the space with half of the population of Copacabana. The exercising ...
... a large hall which was a known samba schools and we could see the trophies which they had already won. Marco is himself a great Samba fan and so he offered us in the evening with us on the road to Samba to visit. We were very surprised by this offer and accepted it with thanks, of course. In the evening, the road was closed and there were several hundreds of people locally. So rhythmic samba was played dancer / inside showed how to properly Samba dancing and the atmosphere ...
... 8211; the snagging list is as long as BR101! Still, was worth seeing the flying saucer art museum beautifully located on a rocky promontory, so got a bus to
that too, having grabbed a bagful of cozinhos to go – not sure exactly what they were (deep fried small fishy balls?). Entry was steep, price wise!, so viewed from outside and headed back, even closer this time to the pale green wedding cake that is Ilha Fiscal, hanging by a concrete ...
... to make themselves known our beach journey was cancelled.
Chilling in the hotel room we decided to consult the reception about dinner as there seemed to be very little authentic cuisine in the area and the snacks that we tried weren’t anything to write home about, getting the hostel and promptly changed our minds hopping on the metro to the popular night spot of Lapa.
Exiting the station the heavens once again opened but having the obligatory umbrella man on hand ...
... the steps were decorated, the alley was a very dodgy place full of prostitutes and druggies. Then one day, a Chilean guy called Selaron moved to the area and decided to give the place a bit of a makeover. He spent between 1990 and 2012 decorating the steps and creating mosaics on them and he did this all out of his own money. He was very well known in Rio and our guide had even spoken to him on several occasions whilst he worked. Apparently he was on the steps ...