Hotel Novotel Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont
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To get to Rio de Janeiro, we first had to fly to Sao Paulo. This flight took 7 hours and 5 minutes. Right after we took off to Sao Paulo, we went to sleep after so much Bachata dancing. We woke up on the plane after 6.5 hours of sleeping to warm croissants with strawberry jam and hot tea. After we ate breakfast, the pilot announced that we were …
... 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 ...