Icarai Praia Hotel
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... counts as the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth time we should've gotten out of the car! We were laughing but we were really scared. This was like dealing with a high, mentally-ill toddler, with a license. You might ask us why didn't you just get out? Well, you didn't see the area we were in and the nice guy who spoke English told us we shouldn't be walking around. You know you're in really big trouble when you can't choose between getting out and getting murdered or ...
... place where the locals went to run, row, and cycle and we did a couple of very enjoyable 7.5km runs while staying here.
First stop was Christo De Redentor (or Christ the Redeemer) or The Big Man as we nicknamed him. He’s 38m tall and 28m wide and 635 tonnes of reinforced concrete and soapstone and was placed on 700m high Corcovado Hill to bless the city in 1931. After a quick visit to a local Native Art Museum, we took the train through the rainforest to the ...
... need for interior lighting.
We also pass the area where Carnivale finishes up each year - a long (500m?) concrete roadway with stands either side for the audience.
Sugarloaf is the other small mountain which guards the entrance to the harbour, and is the other sight that people recognise as being Rio, apart from Christ the redeemer. It has wonderful views of both the harbour and some beaches (but not Copocabana).
On Monday night we went to the infamous Rio Boat Club, run by Bem Brasil. There were 20 from the hostel going. It was fun as I was with a good bunch of people but there was a feeling of teenage disco about it. Nevertheless it was a great way to spend an evening out in Guanabara Bay in Rio.
Next day was my chance to go to Niteroi, a town across the bay from Rio. Itīs a bit of a trek to get to. You ...
... attract lots of tourists from all over the world. One of the peaks is where the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer is erected. At certain spots, whether on the streets or the beach, you can actually see the large statue. Sugar Loaf mountain is another attraction, which sits at the mouth of Guanabara Bay. I've been led to believe that the views of Rio are spectacular from the peak. I've managed to convince Sech & V to hike up to ...