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Rio is one of the world's great cities. The beauty is everywhere! We stayed on Copacabana Beach at the Lancaster Othon Hotel in a Deluxe Beachfront room with a balcony overlooking the most famous beach in the world. The hotel was in need of refinishing but served it's purpose for US$60/ Night.
Upon arrival, we could start to see the …
After another Damien & Kelly 24 hour travelling binge we arrived at Rio de janeiro early thursday morning in the apparent Brazilian "winter".
Weather is warm, hotel is right on the copacabana beach front (albeit far from kelly's standards, although I think a view of Christ the Redeemer makes any 3 star room fine …
... at our hostel which looked nothing like a hostel I've seen before and it was a while from the tourist areas, we were greeted by Igor and he showed us around it was ok very small only about 8 people here all whom don't really speak English. I spoke to Igor and Amelia for a little bit while kirsty showered and they pointed out some of the no go areas (i still am quite nervous as i have read a lot about the dangers of rio which isn't a good idea if your coming here.) and felt a ...
After a lot of last minute packing, we decided to take the stress free option and book a taxi to the airport. It is a honeymoon after all, so no scrimping on luxury for us.
After attempting an upgrade, (£3000 each) we moved on to Wagamamas to shovel some food in 45 mins before boarding. Which was a great idea as food didn't arrive on the flight for a couple of hours.
The flight was good, despite being surrounded by kids from the ...
... bunch of marmoset monkeys. One was so busy eating a banana that Stace almost touched it. This was definitely a much better route to get to the top than just taking the tram. At both the middle and the top the views were amazing. See pics.
After that we decided to head to the city to see the Arcos de Lapa and the Steps of Lapa. The Arcos was an old aqueduct that used to bring water down from the mountains, but now has been turned into ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Business Services