Hotel Santa Clara
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... and really strong coffee. They dont do tea here
unfortunately. Good job ive learnt to like coffee.
and local delicasies so far: not as good as Asia. And they really
like their meat. Infact I dont think they know what a vegetarian is.
The tradaitional dish is a steak with rice and black beans. Often
meals are to share for 2 people, and theyre into their help-yourself
... and soapstone, the statue stands 30 metres wide, 38 metres tall and weighs 635 metric tons. It was constructed from 1922 to 1931 and is located at the peak of the 700-metre Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city of Rio. Next stop, Sugar Loaf Mountain. It's name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined loaf sugar. 396 meters above the harbour it provides stunning panoramic views of Rio. On tour I met ...
"FIFA, GO HOME. FIFA, GO HOME" I read them written on big walls. "What does that mean, Ruy? I thought Brazilians loved football! " I asked my friend. "Well, They do. But not much after last FIFA." He said. "The government spent billions of dollars building seven football stadiums for FIFA. They could have used that for building 10 new hospitals, universities, uplifted the poor..etc etc. But..". It looked like same old story of rich getting richer and poor getting poorer. ...
So today we just spent the day relaxing and went on a walk to Ipanema beach which is only 10 minutes away. On route we decided to go into the local supermarket "Zona Sul" and compare the products their to the products back home and let me tell you their definitely no Marks & Spencer. On the way back we stopped for some Acai which is advertised everywhere in Rio (we still don't know what it actually is). In the evening we went for a good old beer in a bar called ...
... night, so nice to do something different when all the nights out recently have been become the same! As we didn't get in until 6am most of the next day was spent sleeping until later that day I went to my first ever proper football/soccer match. I'm not really into watching it but was told if I was to go to a match anywhere that it should be here. It was in the Macarana where the World Cup Final was played and the atmosphere was crazy! They sang, ...