Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro
... costly had we taken a normal cab, but whatever. Lesson learned.
I had booked an apartment for Rio back in December via airbnb. The apartment had great reviews, was right by Copacabana Beach, and was relatively cheap ($450 a night), so I made the executive decision that it would work for us. We arrive at the apartment at around 11:30 but in my correspondence with Valeria, the leaser, it wouldn't be cleaned until ...
... it was also almost impossible to find any surrongs. its like as soon as you want to by something on the beach, there's no-one around. beach prawns and drinks were in hight supply, but took alot longer to find a surrong. pretty relaxed day, and I still can't believe we are in Rio. super excited to see christ the redeemer tomorrow, and continue using our Spanish chao ...
... along the front of his house in 1990. At first, neighbours mocked him for his choice of colours as he covered the steps in fragments of blue, green and yellow tiles – the colours of the Brazilian flag. It started out as a side-project to his main passion, painting but soon became an obsession. The area is packed full of tourists and we only have again 10 mins to wander around and take some pictures. Next we drove thru the Santa Teresa district. ...
... John and I had already been to Rio. I found it much improved, especially the security. There is police everywhere. Cool police, though. The city is preparing for two major sporting events : the Soccer World Cup and the Olympics! I am not sure how they will get all done for it but people say works are ahead and they are working day and night.
Rio has about 6.5 millions inhabitants and, in my opinion, this is one of the liveliest cities in the world. These ...
... to celebrate our accomplishments so far. Then back up to Horizons for dinner...I had some sushi, grilled lobster tail and shrimp, and more passion fruit sorbet (they usually only serve a flavor one day during a cruise), and Don had some calamari and escargot. No dessert for him today, but tomorrow's a new day!
We tried to stay up, but couldn't keep our eyes open any longer, and finally tucked in around 9 PM.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service