Hotel Novotel Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
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... a Brazilian television crew. Ignoring his tour party, he then conducted an interview before we were all asked to pose as Germans for a short clip. On the beach there was a smattering of people at the back of the Sheraton and as we approached we all noticed the Germany Head Coach Joachim Loew eating his lunch. Over the next half an hour, the likes of Schweinsteiger, Schurrle and Hummels came out to greet the fans and dished out a few shirts. For Mohammed however, the ...
... the highest usage of helicopters worldwide. This is how those with the means travel around a city that is grid locked practically 24/7. This is perhaps where Rio may be heading. Another initiative prior to the cup was to clean up the favelas and drive the drug bosses out of town. A well coordinated, decisive and in some cases forceful operations between the police and army was executed. There were heated riots and casualties but overall the initiative was considered ...
... game that would take place in the evening. In the morning, we headed to Rio's weekly "Hippy Fest" which resembled Portland's Saturday Market. After several hours of souvenir shopping, we meandered down the beautiful Copacabana beach towards Fan Fest- a large enclosed area that FIFA set up for fans to enter, pay for food/drinks, watch live music and (most importantly) congregate to watch games on a huge television. On our way towards ...
... which is nice and we can walk to Copacabana from here which we've done a couple of times. It's obvious from the towering, glittering hotels that it's way above our budget. All the days have been gorgeous (apart from today - our last day) so luckily we've been able to get out and do everything we'd hoped to. We hiked up to Christ the Redeemer, and I mean HIKED. It was an hour leisurely walk to Parque Lage, where ...
... up early to go on a favela tour. The favelas are the poorer districts where all the houses are clumped together on the hillsides with communities intertwined within. Going there gave us an appreciation for Edward Norton jumping on all the rooftops to get away from the baddies in The Incredible Hulk.
Not understanding much Portuguese, we ...