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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 …
... and then 20 minutes later we were headed out with some other people to Ipanema beach to experience our first street party. This party was pretty crazy. There were tons of people on the beach and on the streets nearby with lots of places to buy drinks or people coming prepared carrying their 26īs of vodka and mix in a grocery bag. There was a stage set up in one area and later a band came out. Tons of people were in some kind of ...
... to the hotel exhausted.
Tomorrow we bid farewell to Brazil and this wonderful adventure. Andrea will try to pull together some final thoughts while waiting in the airport tomorrow evening. All flights to North America and Europe appear to leave late at night. Our flight is 10 hours to Atlanta and another couple to Minnesota. It leaves at 10:45 pm. Thank God for reasonably priced business class upgrades through Regent and lie flat seats!
... for the cable car tour up Sugar Loaf Mountain in the morning so we'll see what happens.
It's a very cloudy day but much better than yesterday apparently! They'd had a tremendous storm, which was why our flight couldn't land, but it's still very warm. The view from our room is across the whole of Copacabana beach & to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer ( but only when it's clear, which isn't very often apparently).
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.