Promenade Barra First
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... like Carl who gets in for half price) but the view was spectacular. It is in my top three alongside Queenstown NZ and Tokyo. Being on the edge of the city it afforded a better view overall than at the redeemer. The city is a mass of lakes, rivers, beaches and monutains.
The trip was really good overall and a better decision than doing it under our own steam. We were able to see all the different sides and parts of Rio we wouldn't have had ...
... up to the statue. We finally got there an fought off everyone else for a good spot to take a pic. After half an hour we had had enough of the crowds and decided to head down. While waiting in line for a shuttle we spotted a couple of small monkeys in the tree next to us. I had been wanting to see wild monkeys here in SA for ages. Back at the hostel I packed up all my things and paid my bill, then tried not to fall asleep while waiting for my taxi to the airport.
... bright side, I'll get to see what the majority of Brazil is like outside of the major cities and the rainforests. Also, I've heard the buses are actually a lot more comfortable than airplanes so it shouldn't be too terrible. After sorting that out, Michael the German, Pistol Pete, the Israeli girl (her name is Neta), Shauli the Israeli, a Danish guy named Simon from the hostel, and I went to the Arabian market in Uruguaiana. The market was huge and everything was cheap, but since ...
After waking up we tried out a local empanada place called Sucko and had some juice and a chicken thing that passes as a croissant/empanada. A free this we walked around Rio city and checked out the sights We then walked back to our apartment and got dressed ready for the big game. The girls both supported Brazil whereas I chose my ancestry and went for the Dutch. We decided to check out some of the sights and walked through the city exploring o really ...
... really good as we got free food and drink. We got to try some authentic food and drink which was great apart from when the waiter spilt a caipirinha on me and in his panic then spilt the whole tray of caipirinhas on me! Thankfully the weather was hot so I dried quickly. The tour ended with a home baked chocolate treat called a brigadeiro. Very nice, definitely deserved a tip!
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