Olinda Rio Hotel
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
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Day 242 After finding out which bus we needed to take us to Sugarloaf Mountain, we left the flat and jumped on board. It took a detour around the bay to the North of the mountain before dropping us off a short walk away. With the mountain looming next to us we took a quick walk around a statue and watched people climbing up the flat, bare face of a hill opposite Sugarloaf. The geology of Rio is very distinctive and these sheer, blank, grey faces pop up a lot, providing ...
... pool, which is by the beach; calamari and Brazilian beer. Then we changed into our swim suits and lounged under a huge tree; reading and napping. Doug took pictures of the beach.
He’s looking for the girl from Ipanema; he may have found her.
Some general comments on what we’ve found. There is no racial discrimination in South
America. This is truly a melting pot of races. We’ve seen ...
... my tux at the dry cleaners and walked into my travel humidor in search of a fitting 12-o'clock-cigar. No, but seriously, a new year party at any of the beaches in Rio has its own set of musts and shoulds, and we were heading to the busiest of them all: Copacabana. It's BYO, although stalls and vendors cover the area. And as a tradition, or old charter, or something, NY celebrations should be in white. I already had my white boarders and singlet, but set out to buy some ...
... was followed by a local chocolate pudding that was surprising tasty giving its texture.
After our meal we took a stroll around the markets which was a pleasant seeing the local art and jewellery which was refreshing after all the ****** fake markets we have seen. Shaylee took the opportunity to pick up a nice leather belt which she had been in need of for some time before calling it quits and heading home for a swim. Mother nature was once again against us though with the ...
... Next we travelled to the center of town and visited the San Sebastian church patterned after the Chichen Itza pyramids. It's interesting because of its size and simplicity. It is 96 meters high, 90 meters wide - it's round and devoid of the cross usually found in layout of churches. We learned that the reason is that it the design was thought to be divisive and separated people by class. Those who could pay more could sit closer - but in ...