Hotel Mar Palace Copacabana
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Before venturing off to the Rocinha favela, I thought I'd have a quick stop at one of the more ritzy hotels in town. Let's see, the cheapest room is $600.00 /night and the most expensive $3000.00 /night Canadian!! Hell, for that price they better provide toilet paper out of gold. lmao Marco!Polo!
Today started well going for breakfast with table laid with fruit, bread, cake and cereal. We met another couple and they told us that they heard how dangerous it was here too and that they have been to some of the things we wanted to do so we found out out to get to the arches that date back to the 1700's that used to carry water to part of the city and also about the escardia seleron some very colourful stairs that an artist ...
... with the fantastic Metro system and our legs remained on autopilot from am to pm at times needing to just keep on walking. Lots of singing, dancing (even some salsa) and laughter occurred.
The past week has strengthened us, challenged us, bonded us and made us go right back to basics at times to really appreciate the simple things in life that we often take for granted. In the words ...
... 15 years. He is doing kettle bells and is in AMAZING shape... for any age. Ends up he is 80 !!!! Unbelievable! (see pic)
After a little vb and/or footvolley... we had to give it a try! It is very hard. We thought VB was hard enough, the Brazilians had to go play it with everything BUT the hands. Crazy game.
Tthe kids swam in the water. The ...
... 85r). The tour is in English with a very animated guide, Murillo. We were brought to a waterfall, Cascatinha Taunay in the Tijuca National Park. This is a protected forestry area since 1961 and is the largest forested area in any city in the world. Locals tend to hike here at weekends and on public holidays. Years ago the hills of this park were home to Dutch and French coffee plantations before they were shut down and trees from all over the world were planted ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center