Mercure Apartments Rio De Janeiro Arpoador
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... will be looking for his cd when I get home. After some lunch and a bit of a break we then had an Aussie gathering with all the Australian pilgrims. There was lots of singing and lots of discussion about the Australian youth festival that is happening in December. Sounds like lots of fun. On our way home we found a restaurant near aussie central that had karaoke. We ordered a pizza and it was huge but very yummy. After an early start I was ready for ...
... here are SO GOOD, but unfortunately instead of all-you-can-eat, you load up your plate and weigh it to determine the price... mine are usually quite expensive by Brazilian standards. Oh well. After lunch, I took a quick nap and it was back to class I went!
We had a 2 hour lecture on all types of Brazilian music stretching back to Baroque times, with a huge focus on samba, the most popular genre here. It originated in Rio, and is the heartbeat ...
Were down to breakfast at 7 as we were being picked up at 8. Our stay here has been fantastic. I cannot fault the hotel at all. Susan, our guide, and a driver were on time. They took us across the border and Susan took our passports to be stamped etc and filled out all the necessary paperwork. We got to the park at 9 when it opened. The view from the Brazilian side is very different. So glad we did ...
... via train, and local musicians get the mood going with some strong samba beats along the way. We had a gorgeous day again, with wonderful visibility over the city. For those who have seen Baz Luhrmanns Romeo and Juliet, I had the opening scenes music sequence running through my head the entire time I was there! The stance the statue is in, of course represents the cross, and the city of Rio at his feet is meant to symbolise the world. Of course we had to do the generic ...
As I walked out of the hotel room the next morning, it was blue sky hidden through the clouds. As i searched for a cab driver to take me to an tourist extraction. As I walked some more towards the city, some of the clouds started to clear up. I saw one of the most popular religious figures in the world, Christ the Redeemer. ...
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