Olinda Rio Hotel
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... of choice in Brazil! The cab ride home required a change of underwear by the end. I was in the front seat and watched the speedometer climb to 110km an hour with increasing alarm and stay there for the entire trip home. Corners were taken at the same speed and I thought at one stage we were going to go up on 2 wheels as the tyres squealed under the strain. With a bit of whiplash and our mouths in our throats we made it back in one piece.
The following day we jumped on ...
... from Araraquara for food and some drinks on the beach. There was 16 of them, mostly German and nearly all European and some of us went for Brazilian food and some seafood.
On Sunday morning I visited the Botantic Garden, which I had been assured was not a park with flowers in it. It was a lot better than what I thought it would be; it was more like different forests (each with different trees/plants from different areas of ...
... a rhythm as they danced along the streets. The aging mansions and churches and leafy streets provided a glimpse into Rio's past. The neighborhoods' highlight, an eccentric set of 215 stairs that an artist recently covered with more than 2000 tiles from 120 countries, provided a glimpse into Rio's innovative future and constant reinvention. We also explored Praca Paris, a combination park/sculpture garden, and the lovely Gloria Marina with lots of bike ...
... so the entire district of Lapa basically becomes a giant bar/urinal/grease stand. Surprisingly it's actually pretty fun to walk through. Musicians play samba in the streets, often battling each other like a drumline. On our second night a friend from grad-school, Porter, met us as he was also touring Brazil with a couple of his friends. While we were eating, a bunch of people protesting FIFA came marching down the street. Some of the Brazilians are against hosting ...
... sustainably built and had a great view of Christ the Redeemer. After the gardens, we splurged on a dinner of steak and wine. We headed back to Copacabana beach after dinner to watch the Colombia game and check out the local vendors that open along the beach at night.
Day 5: A beach day was much needed and so we all headed down to Copacabana early in the morning to set up. Tiso, Hannah, Aly, Chops and I rented paddle boards and ...