Monsieur Le Blond Apart-Hotel
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... Garden. In 1937, the National Institute for Historical and Artistic Heritage designated the area as a landmark and, in 1992, UNESCO classified it as a biosphere reserve.
The visitors centre was built in 1576 and is one of the oldest buildings in the south zone of Rio. It's lines and precise measurements - note the distance between the windows - are typical of Brazilian colonial architecture of the period. There are many species of plants from all over ...
... 12 million people.
Our tour visited Rocinha Favela, the largest hill side favela in Brazil, it is estimated that around 90,000 people live here in the favela. It is actually now classified as a neighbourhood and the homes are largely brick structures some three stories high, there is basic sanitation, plumbing, electricity and water.
Walking through the favela was a far cry from what we expected, but don’t get me wrong, it was ramshackle, it was ...
... food. All day he'd come back soliciting, "cervaja!" We would happily oblige. For a Wednesday the beach was packed. We learned that Brazil was celebrating a national holiday???? and would be for our entire duration. This caused a little trouble, but nothing major. For example, because the beaches were so packed, mischief was heightened. That day on the beach we learned what to be aware of while in Rio. A fellow traveler had her towel and sandals stolen. She left for ...
... narrow alleyways. There are supposedly 742 favelas in rio! The walkways were littered with lots of rubbish and unfortunately unpleasant smells. However we got to meet some locals at a shop and also children who played instruments and danced. Day 4 Had acai berry ice shake with granola for breakfast and then took the subway train to maracana stadium! We took a full exploratory self tour to the locker rooms, press room, commentary stands, stadium and ...
... a failed attempt at getting cash from the ATM, the four of us piled into the car of our driver (after a weird encounter with a guy in the street who we thought may be our driver) and headed to the hang gliding association headquarters on the beach past Impanema, after, of course, finding a bank and stopping by the drivers apartment to load the equipment. This guy had a real system - he backs into his stall and with a series of pulleys he lowers 2 gliders onto the roof and has them tied ...