Metropole Rio Hotel
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... touring these peoples streets but knowing the cost of the tour helped them made me feel better.
Ironically enough, there is a class system within the favela. The lower down the mountain you go the lower class you are. So at the top is the upper class, half way down is middle class, and at the bottom is lower class. The people are very nice. Many greeted us with a wave and "Olla" and smile. And we did not get pressured to ...
... at just how nice it was. When we were given the tour by the staff they told us to keep an eye on the tree outside our window as occasionally there are tiny monkeys. It didn’t take long looking out the window to see the most tiny adorable marmoset looking back at me, here was a first, monkey watching from the comfort of my bed. Mother nature really was spoiling us.
So the morning of our tour arrived and looking out the window it seemed that maybe mother ...
... snack called pacoquita which is very good, a chocolate ball which is very chewy and Portuguese egg tarts. You can get any tropical drink you like and I enjoyed Guaravita, mango with mint and many more. The ice lollies are also very good.
The people of Brazil are very friendly and I made many friends and enjoyed their company.
Overall it was a great time in Rio and Im now in Manuas - tomorrow I go for a 5 day tour of the amazon rainforest!
... people that it was impossible for us to find an umbrella which is just more than necessary at 30 degrees and white as we are. So no beach. Instead we went to the sugar loaf...again fantastic idea in this peak season. 45 mins queuing to get up - tons of people up there and 1 hour queuing to get down...Frankly after Rio I am done with touristy stuff!!! But well the view was ...
... cathedral...it is an architectural/engineering marvel...there are no support beams and holds over 10,000 people. Lynne and I have visited this church before...It has been 7 hrs. now and we ask Lewis to dodge and weave our way back to the ship...as we have dinner reservations at 8pm.
Back on board we quickly get ready and meet Jim and Diane for one quick drink at the G.bar...Tonite it was Jim's turn to make the reservations, which he ...