Ibis Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
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Up early to catch the 10am ferry back to Angra dos Reis. The ferry terminal in Angra dos Reis is about a 40 min walk from the bus terminal and as we could not find a taxi we had to walk there in dam near 40 dregree heat in 30 mins to catch our bus.
We arrived in Rio just before 4pm and Carnival was properly starting to kick off. We managed …
Up in time for a proper big hotel buffet breakfast. Back down to Copacabana to meet up with friends and also try and buy some tickets to the football game at Maracana Stadium on the 17th, however they were not on sale yet (what!?).
That evening we went back to the hotel for a shower, then headed off to Lapa for our friend Rodrigo´s …
We slept in until about 3-4pm, needless to say breakfast was over.
After a shower to freshen up we caught the Metro down to Ipanema to a bloc party. The bloco was massive stretching along the road beside the beach with thousands and thousands of people. After a couple hours we caught a taxi back to the hotel to pick up our parade tickets …
Caught the Metro down to Copacabana to catch up with Paddy & Colin and have some beers on the beach. At about 8.30 we met up with Mike at his hostel before Rodrigo turned up.
Off to Lapa to another massive bloc party. Big night in Lapa trying to dance samba and eating street food. Walked back to the hotel and got some burgers to cap off another good night.
Last night of Carnival.
Met up with Mike before heading down to 'The Irish Bar' to watch Man U v AC Milan with Paddy & Colin (we are moving to England).
After the game we went to one last bloc party in Ipanema.
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