Metropole Rio Hotel
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... became flooded so the race to the sambadrome turned into island hopping, between the shallow parts on the roads, whilst trying to avoid dodgy looking people and the emerging sewage.
We finally made it to our section and tried to grab a space as close to the barrier as we could. The sambadrome is so long that it has 12 sections and holds around 90,000 people, however only has proper seats for the richest people on the lower level. The upper level is tiered ...
... saltwater lagoa just north of Ipanema - a good place to escape the heat with a chilled coconut under the watchful eye of Christ the Redeemer. For dinner we ate at a rodizio restaurant where they bring endless skewers of different meat to your table - an essential Brazilian experience. Next up on the agenda was a visit to the Maracanã Football stadium, though the girls decided to skip this one. After being renovated for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and with a capacity of ...
... and some showers (which Shaylee managed to slip over in) we headed for the streets and the famous beach.
Being about 8am on a Saturday we were surprised at how busy the promenade was and how quiet the streets were in comparison, walking the boardwalk we got a great view of the beach and also our first sight of Christo Redentor.
Struggling at first we found about the only place that was open and ordered some breakfast, an interesting stuffed omelette and a waffle the ...
... years to complete. There was a great variety of
feature tiles included in the design. Next stop was to view the cathedral which
is a very modern design having been built in 1979. Its exterior is concrete and
it is in the shape of a ziggurat. Inside it is a very large open space where
they can hold thousands of worshippers. There are floor to ceiling modern
designed stained glass windows and an enormous wooden ...
... a place where I could chill and get my Vitamin D on until the game.
As kick off started to approach I wanted to stand where we stood for every game which was 20 meters in front of the goal posts but this was right in the middle of the hardcore. I posted a video on Facebook at the time which doesn't really do it justice. I knew that as I could get away with looking Argentinian I wouldn't get any trouble as long as I didnt speak. To my horror ...