Mercure Rio De Janeiro Botafogo Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Smoking rooms available
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... feet were totally done for the day. So I cabbed it back. I was proud that I could tell the driver the hotel was on the left in Portugese. At this rate, I must have a vocabulary of maybe half a dozen words! I must.... Hello, thanks, excuse me, wow, it is even more than that!
I am done with walking for the day. The blisters have told me so. I might skip on dinner. That requires walking to the elevator and then down a hall if I eat at the hotel. Too ...
... I'm in core contingent of (heavy drinking) friends. Ed, Carl & Rach (pronounced Ratch) are from Kent/London and Viviane is German but doesn't like Germans. She's the really organised one that has organised my next week or so. I don't even know the name of the hostel I'll be staying in next. Four of us have been sorted to travel together, with Carl intending to fly home in the next few days. Until he pointed out that he could move it back. Boom. The night as usual escalated. ...
... for the ticket I waited for my train. I was booked on the 10 o'clock, but there were a couple of spaces on the 9.40, so on I hopped!
As soon as we left the station, we began to climb steeply! The train is an electric one and was fantastic! We climbed up and up through the rainforest, stopping a couple of times to let the other trains come down - there must be three working at ...
Our big Saturday night out in Rio was going to take place in Lapa, loads of street stalls selling cheap drinks and meat on a stick and loads of bars to wander into if we were to tire of the crowds on the streets. Me, Clean Shirt and Junior Lewis had been warned not to be late after our delay at getting to Christ The Redeemer; so we made sure we were there well before 10. As we arrived under Lapa's lit up arches we spotted Grafite and Tony Tony already with drinks in hand. I opted for ...
... Cristo Redentor! The most iconic image of the city of Rio, it was up a lot of steep roads to the first queue. Then further more road to reach the second gate. When we got there, steps! And more steps...but I promise you this, when we get to the top and look up at the towering figure. It is mind blowing. Take a step to the other side of the statue and look out at the city. Now that is an image I will never erase from my memory. Truly worth the wait. After the much quicker ...