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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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From there, we went to the Escadaria Selarón, an “ever-expanding installation”. The stairs ascend from the Rua Joaquim Silva. This work of art was created by Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón who decided to cover the steps with colorful mosaics. “A dedication to the Brazilian people, the 215 steps are a vivid riot of color.” It was quite a site, or is that sight. The Escadaria was followed by a quick tour of ...
... All the while, frigate birds soared overhead. It was a lovely morning.
We had a buffet lunch at ZoZo, a so-so restaurant located at the base of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Location, location, location.
After lunch, we headed up the Sugar Loaf Cable Car, one of the oldest in the world and the first one in Brazil. Launched in 1912, the cable system travels through three stations interconnected by four cable cars. The view from the top ...
... way of life that I thought I would grow tired of after a few months, when in fact I now have just ended up wanting more.
But, ofcourse, I am excited to return to family, friends and the place that is home. A bedside table and slopless showers, amongst other things, are the small luxuries I look forward to.
If I have learnt anything on my travels it is the value of a hot shower and a comfortable bed, the value of being in good company, and ...
... Tony Tony off home at God knows what time and headed for more drinks on the street, somehow me and Junior Lewis got convinced into following our new Brazilian friends, eventually they went home, I lost Junior Lewis and somehow stumbled upon the other two looking a lot worse for wear and peeing on a fence along with twenty or so others. We mingled around talking absolute nonsense to a random bunch of people. Highlights included buying a tame travellers bracelet and trying to tie it ...
... got chatting to a few Brazilians.. they have these street vendors carrying what can only be described as big trolleys carrying beer and other drinks on ice, which obviously we didn't say no to. I thought I'd spend longer talking about our first game, Belgium v Algeria at the Stadio Minerão, but it was a distinctly average game ending 2-1 to Belgium after Algeria parked their bus having gone 1-0 up. The next morning was ...