Metropole Rio Hotel
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... the cafe to buy things in Rio, if you sit there long enough everything will come to you. Eventually we mastered the disinterested look, but not until we had a few souvenirs.
Nice walk along Copacabana Beach in the afternoon. You can miles in the beach here and never even get sand in your shoes. Bought the most expensive ice cream ever and watched the beach volley ball while we ate it! Pedro and Maria came back just before we were ready to head out to dinner and we did ...
... to ride cable cars over the biggest favela in the city, called Complexo do Alemao. The cable cars are used by locals to get into the city as public transport inside the favelas is basic. However they have also become a tourist attraction as they allow you to experience this side of the city from the safety of a cable car as the favelas can be very dangerous places, especially for foreigners. Although the view was amazing and the loud ...
... across the city and water, made even better by the full moon!
We spent our evening exploring the nearby streets before stopping at a small restaurant for cheese and honey and delicious pasta!
Early night for us all due to a long day, but we are so excited to be starting our crazy journey!
See you tommorow,
... end in Brazil (no more 10 p.m. Spanish meals, though we better get ready for that again in Argentina), so Emily and George took us out that Friday night to a locals-favorite churrascaria--the kind of all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse where they constantly bring skewers of meat to your table and carve off slices unless you insist you can't eat another bite at that moment. All that Dennis and I had done with the gray, rainy day had been Cristo Redentor and a ...
... suggested cafe next door, I wandered the few blocks down to the beach and along the Promenade. Ipanema Beach was alive and pumped with visitors and locals celebrating the upcoming World Cup opening ceremony the next day. I captured some iconic photos of teams playing volleyball on the beach with the fairy lights of a favela scrambling up a hill behind.
My nights here in this hostel were peaceful – I lucked out (or in?) and had the four ...