Tulip Inn Copacabana
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... the beach and then tried a pay by kilo restaurant. Interesting concept , smorgasbord type of thing but they weigh your plate and you pay for what you eat!
Sugarloaf Mountain is on the list for today and after foraging for some,breakfast we set off. It's Saturday so more people are around but there was no line up when we got there so straight in and onto the cable car. There are two legs of cable car to get up there. Beautiful views from the top, shame it's a bit smoggy, ...
... streets, music coming from every direction and lots of stalls and street Samba bands. We saw some street dancers which were just unbelievable... their feet were moving so fast! This was the REAL samba of Rio!
On Saturday we chilled on Ipanema beach for a couple of hours which was very hot. The sea was very cold though and there were some huge (at least for me) waves! I went in for a swim a couple of times and the current was ...
... enough – the Adventure Hostel – down a busy street full of restaurants with a good vibe.
I decided to cancel my third night at this hostel and spend the night in the Fun Zone at the airport that I had previously slept in, as I had a 5.40 flight the next morning. Considering it was an international flight (going to Peru) that I had to allow at least two hours for, it would have been a logistical nightmare trying to get to the airport ...
... before the beginning so they are obviously struggling to get things built before the Cup.
All that said Rio was awesome! And there is a lot of World Cup Fever.
As soon as we got off the plane we walked onto a mat that looked like a football (soccer) pitch. The bag carousel was football themed and so ...
... serious social issues.
Would I live in one? Definitely not,but if I had no other choice I would survive,with favelas like Roscinha it is not a horror show,it is just people trying to make their way through life who may not have had the same roll of the dice as us.
Reasons to think for all of us fortunate enough to be living in more progressive societies.To put it into perspective all 55 employees at my work place would be living in a favela and that is a sobering thought.