Mengo Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro
... know it was a lebanese restaurant. We had fatoush, houmos, koubi and kafta. I like it...probably because I was starving but Danielle only nibbled. We couldn't believe our first official meal in Brazil was Lebo. We asked for the bill and the waiter brought it over and left it on the table. I strated to get my money ready and he came back around and was like pointing in the menu that we got the larger plate of houmos and they only charged us for the little one, so he wrote a new ...
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I abandoned my plans of heading to the Fan Zone on Copacabana Beach and meeting up
with the lady I met at Iguacu Falls, as my knee was giving me grief after a full day of walking. Sent her a text – she also changed her mind when she saw the crowds. After some painkillers and a good lie down I found a nearby bar with a giant screen and settled down with the patrons there and enjoyed the first Brazil game.
... the streets, areas where it leaked into the tourists eye would be fixed. For the tourists not the locals approach. It probably is an opportune time to mention how much the locals do not want the Football World Cup, in July 2014. Protesting is very much expected. An extortionate amount of money is being spent to get Rio's infrastructure /World Cup facilities up to date. This could have been spent on those millions in need of houses. One thing is for certain, what tourists ...
Transferred out to Santiago today, but not before having one last nice lunch (yes, it's all about the food!) was going to go back & have churrascaria again, really really wanted to! But didn't have the time to do it justice, so had a really nice meal just up the aveneda Atlántica, the main stretch up Copacabana beach. It was called Feijoada, the food, not the restaurant, can't remember that! Basically a hot pot of pork, pork sausage (mmmm) & black beans, served with rice ...
... and headed to the exit. I quickly found our driver and soon we were on our way to the hotel. I should have taken more motion sick pills to cover this ride through Rio. After about a 30+ minute drive we got to our hotel, Porto Bay International, right across the street from the beach. We were early for check-in, but the receptionist said if we would take a room that converted the twin beds to a ...
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