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Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro
... a much better understanding of the city's layout and realized that I had covered most of the places on the tour at night by means of bloco's. I have also posted some pictures of the most popular soccer stadium in Rio, where the finals of the world cup will be played, a massive 20,000 person cathedral and some interesting architecture.
After a full day touring the city I ...
... point but the amount of cruise ships docking and heading straight for Sugar Loaf everyday, it's to be expected. The next visit for us was the Selaron Stairs named after the Chilean artist who turned a normal stairway in one of Rio's rougher but bohemian areas into a kaleidoscope of colour. Tiles were donated initially from Selarons neighbours and sourced from Rio but as the project grew, so did interest and soon tiles were being donated from all over the world and ...
... bars. We made a point of having
a beer at one of them – the guides said the residents of all the Favelas used
in tours can get a bit angry that they see no profit from the tourists that
walk through them, which is fair enough really, so we all tried to spend a bit
of cash. Quite cool to have a beer in a Favela too we thought!
This particular Favela had a bizarre affiliation with
Michael Jackson – he filmed the video to ‘They ...
... there. Weird coincidence - At the airport I bumped into someone I had bumped into right at the start if my trip. On my first morning in Quito I had chatted to a girl from London who had just been to the Galapagos and was about to fly out to start a tour somewhere else in South America. Turns out she was going to be on the same flight as me home! It wasn't her original plan but she had extended ...
... was foggy and all cool things on the hills had no views...bummer. The tour went to some areas and places I probably would not have gone to as an unplanned traveler this time around. Plus I was able to meet some other cool people who I later went out with a few times.
The favela tour was interesting except the stops were really touristy, like the local artists who seemed to be the only ones, other parts around did not sell art. A lot seemed staged for ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center