Pousada Monte Imperial
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Aimed to leave after 9am to avoid the rush hour but failed
miserably – the traffic was horrendous and it took 1.5 hours for less than 10
miles to the terminal.
At least buses were frequent and not a long wait for the
next to Petropolis, though traffic was heavy up the steep jungle covered hills
of the Serra do Mar, the coastal sierra, that would have given marvellous views
on a clear day.
... steps, we took the bus back to our hotel area (Remember bus is $3 real each way). Anyway, we went back to our room, got ready for the Christ the Redeemer and went back to the plaza yet again. We get there at about 11 AM and the lady said there was still no visibility but if we wanted to we were still able to purchase tickets. At this point i'm like, I HAVE TO GET UP THERE! I refuse to leave Rio without seeing this world wonder. I told her we wanted to purchase and she ...
... off in public seems to be a Brazilian national sport, with various levels of muscle on display from the beer belly (Think Southern Comfort advert…) to the very very buff... I loved Rio metro stations, very nice futuristic designs and guess what, the trains have air-conditioning unlike the tube in an unnamed city, which prides itself on technological development and we have made our home. Without planning to we have lunch at a per kilo restaurant as recommended ...
... made a tour through a ' flavella' ( a neighbourhood with no rules and mostly inhabited by low income people)...not advisable to go at night. Our driver was very familiar with the territory so we felt quite secure. Then we were off to see "Christ the Redeemer'...a monument associated with Rio and known all around the world. This is quite an adventure to drive to the top ( we have taken the train before but time did not permit) I hope the ...
... 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 ...