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I may as well start with a bit of self reflection since the end of this blog finishes that way. After 5 months in western continents we got rather comfortable with how easy it is to travel, eat, speak, and buy things. I am embarrassed to say that when we arrived into Rio, it was kind of like day one on this whole trip. It took a whole day to adjust to being in Rio. How silly, because it really is a developed and rather western city. By day two, we were fine. We were back to ...
... and what soon became our most habit for G. 6. Matty joining club Haviana - they sell them at the supermarket!!! 7. Our first experience of Brazilian food. Now I know what you are thinking and I do apologise, but add it to your diary because it wouldn't be a blog entry without a paragraph on the cliche traveller topic of food. Or in this case Buffet. Yes you read correctly - the typical food scene of Brazil is a buffet. Now I know what you are thinking. Buffets are ...
... to be here it’s a struggle to
know what to do first!
We had a quick swim in the pool pinching ourselves and
generally admiring the fact that we were staring at Christ on the hill from the
pool, and then went for a long walk along Copacabana beach. What a place!
People everywhere, all shapes and sizes squeezed in to the tiniest bikinis and
speedos with not a care in the world, everyone messing about ...
... The views from the upper trail were great, more scenic with pretty wildlife than the brazilian side.
The lower trail was next and as the name suggests it took us round the bottom of the same falls. The views here were almost more impressive as we got a better impression of the scale of the falls. We could also see lots of pretty rainbows in the spray. It culminated in a passage out to almost ...
... hardly move because of all the people. The place was heaving. Up on a balcony were the 30-strong samba band and on a stage opposite were some singers and guitarists. The samba band would play along with the singers who were singing well known songs as the crowds were singing along too. There were people everywhere singing and dancing and having a great time. Alex, our driver, came with us. He's been coming to Rio for years and it's his favourite city. He'd never done this ...
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