Promenade Barra First
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... as I had imagined it. The night club was on the outskirts of a very safe favela. As we pulled up outside, a few of the locals called us gringos but that was as bad as it got. We had to enter through a multi-storey car park which smelled of vomit. We were ushered in through a back door and directed upstairs where we had a VIP sections. It was a mezzanine level which looked out over the dance floor. It felt a little uncomfortable, like we had paid to watch the ...
... time we arrive at the beach its 27, not bad for winter!
Darth Vader is sat on a deck chair on the beach - wouldn't want to be in that suit today!
This morning I can think of 2 things I didnt bring.....My glasses case - not important as my sunny's have on only going to be wearing one at a time and more importantly my towel. Wouldn't be a problem but Kirsty's towel didn't ...
... fellows Aussies and most of the time they are very generous and open. They warned me about credit card skimming as they'd been done for $4000 on two cards the day before. These tips or reminders are invaluable in the early days of a trip like this. With only three days here I booked myself on a day tour of the main sights. The benefit of this is that you meet people (which can be a blessing when you're traveling alone) and you have a local guide who can inform you of what you're ...
... queijo, it is bread and cheese a favorite by everyone. Another was Acaraje, that is deep fried black eyed peas in palm oil and onions. After a long day of hiking I went back to my hotel to rest a while before Dinner time. For dinner I had Moqueca, its a mere fish stew it was really good. After a good meal back to the hotel to sleep it off.
Brazil is famous for it's favelas, which translated are slums or shanty towns. (actually a favela is a tree with a thorns) A large number of Rio's inhabitants are too poor to live in the centre and started building houses on the hilltops thus creating a new city, and there are over 7000 favelas in Brazil as a result. The houses are usually poorly built and as space is limited, rise high like Tokyo. Because of the number of people who live there the government provides free water ...