Riverside Park Hotel
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Wasted a lot of the day trying to shop for essentials – the city
was packed – not really designed for the numbers of people and traffic, more
horse & carts, of which there is still a significantly smelly presence and
everything is squeezed in along narrow river valleys, with big jungle covered
ridges between. Was a good F ...
... city of Rio.
- Lunch of the usual grilled meats, with the servers circulating among the tables with giant skewers of meat (beef, pork, lamb, moose(?), linguica, chicken, more beef...) hot off the rotisserie.
- Then to the Sugar Loaf to see more panoramic vistas. This time a two-stage cable car ride to the top.
... from Minnesota, Vicky and Dave; a single woman from Ojai, California named Tia; a single former flight attendant and physicist, Fran from the DC area; Linda Trahan and myself; a single man from Atlanta, GA, Tom; and a couple from San Diego, Betty and Will and Bente, who I am not sure where she might be from. The group is a very good one and everyone seems to get along well.
Afternoon Walk on ...
... was more pizza, only sweet this time. Pizza base smothered in chocolate sauce is not a good idea as a relied from pizza base smothered in cheese.
Much more successful was a trip to the Clube Ginastico Portugues, an old draught building of high ceilings and faded gentility. On the fourth floor is a restaurant called Da Silva that does the most delicious all-you-can-eat buffet of Portuguese food. There was pork, chicken, duck, beef stew, ...
... steps. Famous as an incredible piece of artwork, but they achieved further fame when snoop dogg filmed "beautiful" on location and made them a household image. There are so many thousands of colourful tiles glued to these steps, it is actually hard to believe that every thing you see is the work of one man- Jorge Selaron. He died tragically on the steps a few years ago- suspected murder. It is really a beautiful piece of ...