Mengo Palace Hotel
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... what's going on and how is she going to get to work if she doesn't get to Rio in time for tonight's flight? 10 mins later we are sent back to the plane.. Now they didn't give everyone a card to get back on (me included in that) but we just walk back on and take our original seats.
After a number of conversations with the on board staff we are moved to the front of the plane, assured our bags will get transferred to Rio and if necessary home, and watch as ...
... I declined a wine but Aaron had eyeballed the scotch on the trolley and asked for a scotch and coke. The lady looked at him weirdly not understanding so we explained a scotch with some coca cola. She laughed and said she had never heard of that before. She fills the cup with scotch and drops a small amount of coke on top. Aaron is going to sleep well after that knockout drink. We sit back, listen to some music before both crash out hoping to get some solid rest before tomorrow. ...
... has 8 cities built on it. A bridge crossing it goes over 8km of water.
Free night tonight and we eat around the pool.
Brazil has a population of 190m and 70% of this is Catholic. Rio has a population of 6m and is gearing up for the Olympic Games, is also the largest producer of oil, with off shore platforms - the current big oil company is facing a corruption case. Since 1960 Brazillia has been the capital instead of ...
... cruised along the "Lagoa Rodrigo Freitas" before starting to climb to Corcovado. Manu took us to the car park from where we bought our tickets and then we jumped in one of the Vans that took us to the base of the statue (these are the only vehicles authorised from the carpark onwards).
We accessed the statue via escalators and then our cameras did not stop. A bit difficult to get a good photo ...
I can see why people are enchanted with Rio. What a nice city. Surrounded by large rocky outcrops with a wonderful harbour, fantastic beaches and a climate to suite. At least that's been the case for the few day we have been here. First up they took us to the Jesus statue on the mountain. You might notice there is a bit of scaffolding to one side, seems he had a piece of his finger blown off in a lightning strike. I couldn't see any damage so I guess ...