Ibis Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
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... drinking from coconuts and paddling in the sea (except for Sally who had an incredible wipe out due to the large waves that was huge amusement for us all)
Lunchtime took us to Copacabana where we had burgers and chocolate churros on the beach and, Jemima and Sally sampled a famous Brazilian cocktail of vodka and passion fruit. We also walked by the ITV outdoor commentary with Adrian Childs etc. which was cool!
The rest of the afternoon ...
It's been one heck of a day.
Our flight from Brasilia got us in at 'sparrows' and even after a lengthy taxi ride to our accommodation we are too early to check in.
This is just as well, but more on that later.
Quickly changing into lighter clothing we decide to stay out all day as this hotel has been chosen for proximity to the airport for tomorrow mornings early flight to Foz de Iguazu.
The taxi we call is manned, or more correctly BOYED ...
... Alex from the night before and spent the afternoon on the beach with him. We were very happy indeed! Ami and I then decided to go on a mission to buy havaianas... You would think this would be pretty easy along the beach. After about 20 minutes walking and no sign of a havaiana we were ready to give up. Luckily I spotted a potential shop from across the street... It turned out to be havaiana HEAVEN! Now it's evening time- we may be joining a boat party later this evening, I say ...
... 1 to 10, 1 is too loud for my taste in the genre.
It was only 9pm and my last night in Rio without something to do the
next day so I wasn’t about to hit bunk just yet.I heard about an Irish
pub at the beach a couple of blocks away so I ambled there for some
quiet beer drinking. Named Clover. A tiny little pub that puts São Paulo
Guiness prices to shame. 25r for a pint!!!
I had a nice random chat with an Irish ...