Mengo Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro
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 …
... with constantly flowing water being pumped up from the ground. we ended up meeting some guys from Melbourne and played a bit of soccer before heading for a swim. post swim stop we walked up the beach whilst trying to avoid every kind of tourist targeting salesmen. a quick nap on the beach and another swim before we started out walk back. we didn't make it far before some ...
... and really help each other survive.
And then the people! The Brazilian people are lovely on the whole. The staff at the Discovery Hostel have all made me feel really welcome with a lot of Caipirinhas!!!! The guests at the hostel are lovely...but on my first night, I thought about leaving...I was in a mixed dorm...but it just happened to be me and 5 VERY LOUD snoring men...earplugs did not do ...
... supporters presented their song and dance with various floats each. This was the day Rio prepared for the whole year and Favelagirls became queens for a day. With a capacity of 90,000 visitors, the Sambodrome is a massive location to host this parade. The energy of the place and the emotions during the event were extremely powerful, and worth the trip. Seeing the dressed and made up dancers with their perfectly studied performances while listening to the strong drums and ...
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