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Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro
During the time in RIO, i've Ito see a soccer match and the city tour on the next day. During the city tour, I visited Christ Redeemer, Santa Teresa, Cathedral, Lapa Steps and finish the day at Sugar Loaf.
Arrived to RIO at lunch time Feb 17and checked into Hotel O.K. which right in the corner of the City Hall.. The streets already packed with people as the Major just officially started the opening ceremony in front of the city hall . He handed the city keys to the King of Carnival. According to the local Carnival lasts for 5 days so everywhere …
... fan (the room had 14 people in it). Next day....still no water. We were told this was because they had had a big storm and for some reason this makes the water system not work?!?! On the up side the hostel is a big converted country house surrounded by trees and a swimming pool. Tom spotted some monkeys in the trees and we fed them bananas and other fruit which was cool. In the afternoon we caught a bus to Penha and visited this amazing waterfall which you ...
... We stopped at a little island and found some rocks we could jump off doing dives into the water. This however wasn't how I injured myself, it was walking back to the boat from the jumping spot. I bashed my toe off a stone sticking out of the ground. The result was my toe nail hanging off by a thread of skin. I have managed to go around the world for over 11 months pretty much unscathed. Then in the last month I've skinned my toe at the cider fight in Montevideo before it ...
... and clean for us, although it was rammed.
Can see why we came here early as by the time we left the car park was a
shambles and there were people absolutely everywhere – trying to get some
decent pics was a bit of a mission. From up the top with him though you get
amazing views of the city – Ipanema beach to your right, Copacabana beach and
Sugarloaf Mountain in front of you, Botafogo bay and the airport to your left,
the Maracana ...