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Had a big sleep-in today, was awesome!
After breakfast went for a walk to explore the neighbourhood, spent some time in a park where I got shat on by a bird - this brings the total to 4 times in the last couple of months! Something amazingly lucky better be coming my way!
Am staying in the Flamengo area of Rio, is quite near the …
Finally did some sightseeing today! Got to the Florida Hotel super early so I didn't miss the tour pick-up like yesterday. Ended up that there were only 2 English speaking people on the trip - me and a girl from Sydney, Raychel. Luckily she was nice as we had to spend a lot of time together! The rest of the tour group were from North-East Brazil …
... it was in the afternoon so it was a bit annoying but we saw everything and we were happy we went. I've never seen anything like it
Both me and Fabian agreed that so far, Rio has been the best place we've visited! It could have been that we were just so worried from all the stories we've hear of how dangerous it is and how we were more or less certain we would get robbed, but we also had time both to relax, hang our with friends and sightsee!
... very funny looks when we asked where to buy an adapter, using hand signals..
As for food we havenīt had as much rice and beans as expected! Which is weird because when I was here before thatīs all I remember eating. Breakfast is an odd one..cheese toasties, cake and a cheesy smelling juice drink. But itīs free so what the hell.
Next stint is Ilha Grande a small island off the coast of Rio.
... is at the beach. John says he had never seen such a busy beach. The heat is brutal, we have reached 41 degrees but they say it is a normal temperature in summertime. It is not so strange that people do not stop drinking beer and caipirinha. It feels so good! Our hotel is on Copacabana and every afternoon we have been to the beach. The beach is all about socialising. People meeting people, chatting with people, playing soccer with people, drinking and eating together. ...
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