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... I do realize that I am getting the story from a biased resident who thinks it's great not paying taxes or electricity or water and so I'm not sure what to believe.
We had planned to spend the afternoon on the beach as we have a very early flight to Lima tomorrow. The hotel provides chairs, umbrellas and towels. However, Vic is feeling a bit under the weather today (he thinks it's food poisoning; I know it's not self inflicted ...
... the mountain, this position also means that when it is a cloudy day, he is completely encompassed and you can see nothing but his pedestal. Oh Bugger, we stood and watched in the hope that there might be a break in the clouds, but there was not a single gap and for just a few moments that the clouds thinned we got a brief glimpse of his outline. From the viewing platform we couldn’t see a single part of the city below through the clouds and so our guide did make a ...
... we arrived in the morning the train to go up was already booked out until 4 pm. So we took a van. It took us up the mountain to the first huge line where we had to wait for at least 30 mins to access to the next van that took us up to the statue. It was so hot and packed with people...it was horrible...and quite frankly he is not as big as I thought! even though I did not think like Philippe that he would be as big as the ...
... city of Rio.
- Lunch of the usual grilled meats, with the servers circulating among the tables with giant skewers of meat (beef, pork, lamb, moose(?), linguica, chicken, more beef...) hot off the rotisserie.
- Then to the Sugar Loaf to see more panoramic vistas. This time a two-stage cable car ride to the top.
... of times I felt like calling it a night, but another caprinia usually sorted it out. We eventually made it to a small street where there was an outside DJ. Unfortunately every now and then a car would force its way past. I got clipped by a police car of all things!
The group had dispersed by about 11:30, but whilst I was at the bar, two of the guys Carl and Ed had started chatting to some locals, three girls and a guy. We went with them on quite a trek to ...