Mengo Palace Hotel
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... metres. We grabbed a bite to eat from one of the eateries across the road on the beach this evening so that we could have an early night it was midnight after calling home last night when we finished.
I will upload photos when I can get them off my camera, it is not being co-operative or I will get some off of Geoff when he reviews them.
We are off to Iguassu Falls tomorrow so another flight for approx. 2.40 hours.
Talk again soon.
... were now calling our appartment) we moved to another hotel. The tipping point came when a random guy stole our fan in the middle of night! We woke up at 6.30am, having got to sleep at 5am after the band outside finally stopped, sweating and covered in even more mozzie bites!
The highlight for us was the Sambadrome. This 750m long stadium is where the samba schools or clubs, of Rio showcase their song, costumes and floats that have been ...
... two Dutch girls who went in flip-flops - they don't mention the non existent sewage system until you get off the bus.... The tour company we went with were great as the fee we paid goes direct to a day-care centre in the favela for 40 kids and they set up a couple of other things for us to see like a local gallery, some street music and a craft stand. Filled with confidence on the way in with the advice, 'just don't take pictures of guys holding guns' although ...
... That night we met a Brit, an American and a Canadian who we went to a 'weigh place' with. This is a buffet resteraunt where you weigh your plate once you've taken your fill and pay according to weight which is just ingenious. After we headed to a bar where completely coincidently I met my friend Nat and also Gil (separately) both of whom I originally met in Cartagena, the very first place I went on this whole trip, Gil being literally the first friend ...
... my iPhone's GPS to the steps. My phone says they are only about a 5 minute walk away, but as we get further from where we were dropped off, the area is getting more and more sketchy and we are getting a bit more hesitant about continuing. I am committed though and tell them to grow a pair, if someone tries to mug us I will just knock them out. Finally, we arrive at the steps and they are beautiful, pun intended. David wants to take Blake and I's ...