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As mentioned in the last post not much was planned for today so I decided to keep it local and just hit the beaches. That way I could cut back easily enough if I needed to crash once check in opened. The hostel itself is about five minutes away from Copacabana Beach, but according to the receptionist this isn't the one you want to hit if you wanna hang with the beautiful people. That is Ipanema the next one over. Next over isn't close however, Copacabana is 4.5km ...
... Wow! It was packed and the street food was amazing. It's very similar to Phuket, Thailand, minus all the sex tourism. It's going to be very interesting to go back there after the World Cup. Right now I'm not sure how much of that was driven by Philip. Overall we've settled nicely. Finally got over the jet lag! I can now sleep at 22:00 and not 19:00 like my body was demanding. We shop at the local supermarkets and cook at home. We've discovered black beans. I suspect ...
... was epic, thousands of people! Everywhere you looked! Things turned pear shape after the game finished, and we left quick smart after we saw a guy get glassed and heard gun shots. We got away with no problems and our Irish friends tried to snow off their soccer skills. Surprisingly one of them could do around the world. He kept saying he could when we were on the beach but the sand was cramping his style. We so didn't believe him to be honest. How wrong we were. We headed ...