Mercure Apartments Rio De Janeiro Leblon
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Date: Tues 5 Oct
Finally made it to Rio 2 days late! Arrived in Buenos Aires Sat on time but we were then refused our next flight because the airline staff didn't believe that our visa for Brazil was valid. Couldn't talk them around so we had an enforced 2 day layover until the Brazil consulate opened on Monday.
A quick fix ensued …
Monday. No monday blues, just another day to adapt and see what the week will bring.... I woke up early. My new bed base arrived. The cleaner came - wow for 10 hrs!! I have a Brazilian cleaner in my Flat in London and know they work so hard.
I worked on some of my material.
During the week I am keen to establish a routine - work/study, then go ...
... matter to me how Brazil played since I was in their country and I almost supported them a little bit just out of sympathy for their country. But when I experienced the reactions of my new Brazilian friends during the champions league final and the European Cup I changed my mind. I mean, you can always support the other team I have no problems with that. I met other friends who just said I supported Chelsea in the final or Italy in the semi-final against Germany but most of ...
... to them about their plans. Exciting for them, but lots of hard work to come in setting up their fish tanks and establishing themselves. The provincial government in Rondonia is offering some good incentives to encourage growth, and I think specifically in fish farming, in that area. We spent an evening with Nani's dad, Enio and went to a typically Brazilian bar just down the road where they were showing the Brazil/Argentine soccer ...
... old fit people exercising and playing beach volleyball. We hung out for a couple of hours drinking Acai juice before getting the metro back via the supermarket to pick up a bottle of wine!! The other highlight has been seeing various wildlife like monkeys outside our room, a giant caterpillar and the resident tortoise!! Decided to have an early one as jet lagged and want an early start ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMercure Apartments Rio De Janeiro Leblon
We chose to stay in Leblon as we wanted to get away from the major tourist centre in Copacabana. The apartments were very good, well maintained with a rooftop pool.
The surrounding area had some good food places (which were all relatively expensive, but that's Rio). One of the best was a bistro-type place just around the corner - good food and only about $30/head.
Views from the rooftop were excellent and access to the beach was about a 5 min walk straight down the road at the front of the hotel.
All in all, highly recommended.
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