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Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro
It was all excitement when we rolled into Rio in anticipation for the much talked about city and carnival (that runs for 5 days) in Brazil. It was also on our first evening that we would be attending the Red and Black Ball - held at the Scala Club in Rio dedicated to the famous football team Flamengo (strangely their flag is red and black). Leaving …
On the afternoon of February 23rd, 2006, I finally arrived at Rio de Janeiro, the No. 1 destination on my "10 Places I've always wanted to visit but haven't..." One of the most beatifully situated cities in the world, Rio de Janeiro ("River of January" in Portuguese, usually just called "Rio") is surrounded by mountains and water. Water is …
... of 1,844 visitors to the blog. Obviously, that was a lot of you coming back to the blog a lot of times. I'm not sure how the software counts a 'read' (as in, how long you have to be on a page to be counted) but the most read was Denise's Himalaya trek at a whopping 364 readers, followed by our proposal at 161 readers and decreasing from there.
We may follow up with a final entry of our thoughts of the 6 months, or we might just see you and tell you about ...
Okay so Rio Carnival; it was crazy and not conducive to blogging but what I did manage was to write down key points which I will now expand on but really there's just too much to write:
Nice lady called Elsa who I met on the plane said I have good energy and helped get me on the right bus.
Samba school - great to watch the pro drummers and dancers.
People watching on the beach - wowzer there's a lot of flesh on display. You can watch the Brazilians strut their ...
... br> For an hour or so Shirley played in the sea while Eoin sat back on the beach guarding our belongings.Shirley emerged from the ocean just as the sand was really starting to heat up and suggested that Eoin have his turn before it became impossible to cross the searing sand. He lasted 5 minutes and only walked in up to the knee before he could take no more of the freezing temperatures.'
I am woman, I am strong, I am invincible! Shirley does indeed ...
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