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... re here to do a favela tour Gary." This seemed to send his mind into overdrive as he looked out to the blue ocean, up at the twenty floor high hotel and across to the car park, he could only muster a confused smile and nod of his head; undoubtedly trying to think of where he thought he'd seen us before and where on earth we would be doing a favela tour.
Tony Tony and Grafite turned up a couple of minutes later and joined us in looking confused as we anxiously awaited the arrival ...
Another accidental sleep in waking up at 2pm. Game was starting in 2 hours so it was straight on the hammer. We left the apartment around 3 to secure a good spot at a bar. The atmosphere around the city was buzzing. Every place with a TV was packed with people. Every place without was absolutely dead. Suprosed they were even open tbh. Bobs burgers shut as soon as the game started. Lucky I snuck in before ...
... Leblon are situated side by side separated by a small small water way or estuary. It definitely attracts a different arguably more refined crowd. People are not penned in like caged animals and the atmosphere is more chilled. It's a great arena for all kinds of beach sports too. Barra beach - many of you will not have heard about before. I would call it a hidden treasure but considering it is over ...
... the largest favelas in the city is serviced now by a cable car. This gives a great view over the houses and surrounding area and provides more of an idea as to the size of the favela. All the attendants at the cable car stops welcomed us to the area and were super friendly. Whether this is all World Cup preparation or that they were just pleased to see people coming to the favela, I don't know. After a busy week we had to say goodbye to the best dog in the world at the hostel ...
... was quite a show: a show so captivating that I forgot I was sat on a hard piece of concrete, being stepped on every 2 minutes.
My favourite performance had a pirate theme, complete with a full size pirate ship float with an actual firing cannon. Every 10 minutes, the captured pirate was put in the cannon and blasted into the air. It was very impressive.
I can't imagine the months of preparation that goes into this, nor the amount of money. It was beyond spectacular.