Mengo Palace Hotel
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... seen so many kingfishers on one river. We also came across a small group of capybaras - for large rodents they’re darned cute! And we saw caimen but thankfully they were on the shore and we were in a boat on the water! Later on we were to see some tiny snakes on a walk to the hotel area up the road from our lodge and they certainly gave Fernanda a shock, not being too keen on the slithery things. They weren’t that scary to be honest but whatever size ...
... staying at a hostel called Posada Palouma - it wasn't the greatest hostel so the next morning we changed to Che Lagarto which was right on the water and much nicer. Although in the room that we were assigned there was a real issue with moisture - mould covered the walls and the beds felt incredibly damp, almost wet. We went out for dinner that night and just happened to run into Elliot, Joe and Ali on ...
... 8216;Christ’ with arms open, mimicking the statue but unaware of the ‘pain in the *****’ they were to the rest of us trying to get to the edge of the viewing platform to look out across the city. Some tourists were lying on their back vying for that ultimate photo but with no consideration for other tourists. I quite happily ‘photo bombed’ several pictures. I even remember sticking my finger up my nose at one point to the amusement of a ...
This morning we had a wonderful excursion. We were able to actually visit two of the favelas (shanty towns) that encircle Rio. One called Rocinha and the other was called Vila Canoles. Ten years ago, this would have been impossible. All of the favelas were ruled by drug lords and we'd have been robbed within five minutes. For the past few years, the government has ...
... at ipanema. Which was incredible.
At the hostel, I met some other people from my room (canadian, german and belgian) to have dinner and again ašai with.
The next day I visited the botanical garden with the German guy, called Marinus. Lots of tropical trees and plants. After that, we enjoyed the beach again and went to a grocery market. We bought the most delicous fruits and ate them at the hostel, were we met the canadian again. Together we visited the rocks ...