Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro
Checked out of the hostel at 10am. We were genuinely sad to leave as it's the longest we've stopped anywhere so far so it was starting to feel like a home away from home.
Caught a Megabus from South Station, due to get us to New York for 3.30. Megabus is excellent value for money if you are ever traveling between cities on the east coast …
Day 0: London to Rio de Janeiro
The day had finally arrived! I said cheerio to Anna Liza and Tony who had kindly put me up for my last couple of nights in London, and set off super early to take advantage of my first ever Business Class flight (free upgrade with British Airways Avios) ........ It was amazing, I don't understand why people …
Day 1: Rio de Janeiro
I woke up raring to go - a great nights kip, and with only 3 hours time difference to London, no jet lag. Didn't really think what to do, just walked out with money, camera and phrase book, the adventure starts!
I visited Rio a few years back when I went to Brazil for Mike and Anna's wedding, so thought I …
... asked some people what one of the chants were that everyone was singing and they said it translated too "1000 goals, 1000 goals, Pele is the greatest, Maradona sniffing". We learnt that there is beef between Brazil and Argentina as they fight between who is better out of Pele and Maradona. Apparently all Maradona does now is party. The whole city and beach was engulfed in people partying. Beachside bars were starting to shut their doors so we decided to have a little sit ...
... had driven his car, so he ran to get it and picked the four of us up. We ended up at Shena****ns, an Irish pub in Ipanema with nachos and onion rings and beer that was not FIFA-sponsor Brahma. We had a grand old time wasting away a couple of rainy hours with our very interesting newfound friends, and actually discovered a small-world connection--one of them had gone to college and been sorority sisters with a girl that I used to babysit and that Dennis and I ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsImperial Hotel Rio de Janeiro
Decent, clean hotel with tasty breakfast and friendly staff. Nothing fancy but reasonable value for Rio, and on a busy road so felt safe. It's in Catete which is a good midpoint between the main areas in Rio also, so pretty easy to get most places, and a pleasant walk to sugar loaf.
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