Mercure Rio De Janeiro Botafogo Hotel
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... great entertainment as, even though we could not bet due to the language barrier we had a few bets between ourselves, with me winning the last one on a tie, woooop! The whole Erving including food cost us about £2, even stopping off to us the public gym and make some gains on the way back. That night we went for some drinks with two Dutch girls we met from our dorm and met the cutest waiter ever! We got up early the next day to get on our way to Ilha ...
I made it, touch down in Rio de Janeiro today, and it's better than I could have imagined!
Ferry from Ilhe Grande to the mainland and 4hour bus ride (over them) before hitting outskirts of town. About half an hour of all sorts of spectacular sights - natural and man made - before getting to hotel one block back from Copacabana Beach.
Caught metro downtown and walked to aqueduct and touristy favela steps etc. Fantastic! Caught metro back to Ipanema beach ...
... restaurant in Rio..'.Maria's'...you have never seen anything like it...hope the pics give you a little idea...Great dinner and evening and this time ( same driver ) did in fact set a record ( unofficial) for the fastest time back to the port.
Of course the night and cruise would not be complete without closing down the Martini Bar again...Up early tomorrow...7 am breakfast in suite as we disembark around 9am.
... at the 5 star end!!
17th November we finally land in Rio, which was never on my original itinerary for my dream South America trip of the last 10 yrs, but I actually loved it! It was such a great vibe, the people were really friendly and although it had a familiar feel there was something about it that was very different, that I have yet to experience again throughout Argentina, Uruguay or Chile. We stayed 2 blocks back from Copacobana ...
... a trip up to see Christ the Redeemer. Its a great tram ride through the bush to get up there, I was expecting a long wait for the tram but we just missed one and got the next one in 20 minutes. I was invited to a Jewellery factory by this lovely lady while we waited. You all know how that is supposed to turn out for them anyway, but I feigned interest and got the free gift.
At the top there where quite a few people but nothing like the crowds I was expecting. It was ...