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... of Rio wasn't great. It seemed run down and in need of sprucing up. But we were coming from the airport through a poor area and we are in South America after all so I guess I should have expected this. I can see why tourists think Toronto is a nice city with its clean and well kept streets and buildings. However, after walking around, the streets are actually free of litter. It's just the maintenance that needs some attention. So my first impression ...
... we needed to earn it. We set off on a couple of runs on the promenade of the famous Copacobana Beach. We managed a few decent runs which were made easier by the fact that they have running and cycling lanes, as even on week day mornings there were so many people out exercising. We were loving the lifestyle that most people have in Rio. Our apartment was located 2 blocks away from Ipanema Beach which was voted as the sexiest beach in the world, and Copacobana Beach which is one of ...
... bit of sculling to do!
There was no time to rest, and I planned to meet up with Elise at Pedro do Sal. Pedro do Sal has been Elise and her volunteering buddies go to Monday night activity. We spoke for a few minutes on limited wifi before hand at our respective hostels and ended our conversation with “I’ll see you at 10pm at Pedro do Sal”. Little did I know after a 20 minute cab ride from my accommodation that half ...
... a backdrop. We lay on our sarongs under a rented beach umbrella on Copacabana in the highway of vocal, mobile beach vendors plying their wares up and down the sand. There's everything you need for a comfortable, well catered day on the beach, including: string bikinis, boardies, sunnies, sarongs, suntan lotion and even hammocks (?); water, young coconut, soft drinks, beer and capairinhas; empanadas, shrimp kebabs, mini personal hot coal grills, ...
... was there and collected the funds. I paid Regina and everyone was happy! Thanks to my mother who struggled through the ordeal with me and used her card to get me the needed funds. Thanks Mom!! I love you more than words can say!!
The moral of the story is; don't go to Rio de Janeiro over the Holidays hoping to do it on the cheap! Everything is much more expensive than pretty much anywhere else in Brazil but the experience of exploring this truly amazing city is ...