Ibis Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont
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Wow, Carnaval time in Brazil....I don't know if I can quite rally up enough adjectives to adequately capture its energy, colour and vibrance! It's no lie when they say that Carnaval is the world's biggest and wildest party! Five days of pure revelry in the lead up to Lent, the country literally party like there's no tomorrow!
Sadly Carnival is now over. We said good bye to Mike before going to a per kilo restaurant for lunch.
At about 6pm we met up with Paddy and Colin for some beers before the football. Tonight we are going to see one of the semi-finals of the Rio competition - Flamengo v Botafogo. The game was played at Maracana, one of the worlds most …
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.
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.
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 …
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