Mercure Rio De Janeiro Botafogo Mourisco
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Harrying taxi ride into the city to our apartment, which I thought we had to ourselves but turned out were sharing with Bob and some couple who are arriving tomorrow, great!, don't ask me how that happened, I'm sure I read the fine print! We have one night to ourselves, cause Bob has gone home to Mum's. He did tell us about a great restaurant around the corner though, who bring round all sorts of roasted meats to the table and carve off what you want. Delicious!!
... eventhough there will be no one snoring in a bunk above me.
No more 'no toilet paper in the toilet' rule, no more accent guessing, no more fellow backpackers asking me about Nelson Mandela and 'dye ant word' (Die Antwoord - it took me a while to figure that one out), no more fumbling with maps, no more language barrier and no more guidebook/bible (its pages are on their last legs in any event). As tedious as it may sound, I am going to miss it all, ...
... the screen. You couldn't move so all our legs felt worse for wear the next day. As the game headed into extra time the tension had really grown and the Argies were starting to break down with the stress and then Germany scored with 7 minutes left... the beach went silent apart from a few muffled German cheers. As they accepted their fate, somewhat surprisingly, rather than an angry, loud reaction the Argentinians either clapped or just cried. It was quite sad to see but I ...
... let anyone see....), soaked through to the skin, and other than the Germans everyone was feeling a bit tired and ready for bed!
There are more beaches to Rio than Copacabana - Ipanema is the quieter but even wealthier part of town and we headed there to enjoy a day away from the crowds. Unfortuantely it was a bit overcast as it tends to be in Rio but we cheered upselves up with a traditional burrito (well OK it wasn’t that traditional) for dinner and ...
... and unexpectedly ran into some friends from back home in Australia. It was good to see Mike, Steven & Ben even if it was only for a couple of minutes as they were heading back to their apartment to watch the Greece vs Costa Rica game… After visiting the Fanfest and souvenir shop (and spend too much money), I walked back down Copacabana Beach to the night market where I again spent too much money… Afteri finished t the night market, it was too dark to walk any further ...