Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro
So Day 1 could have been worse... but not by much. We flew into Rio viaMadrid and Santiago. We weren´t allowed a stopover in Madrid but Gen´s bag decided it would have one anyway. No warning, it just didn´t get on the plane. It´s always been a bit wilful, Gen is always spoiling it. We stay the night at my friend´s flat, and have a nice relaxed morning as we decide how we are going to spend the day. As ...
We had a lie in at our new hostel Cabanacopa as we guessed we didn't have much else planned for the day as everything cancelled for pope visit. We got up and headed downstairs for our free hostel breakfast - cheese and ham toastie, watermelon and fresh orange juice. We like to fill up to avoid buying lunch. Pure jakes! We ended up sitting at a table with some cool people from Boston, Bristol and London who shared some ...
... It was fun to walk around the fair and see the all the different things offered. We bought corn on the cob from a cart in the middle of the isles at the fair.
After the fair we took a quick detour to an elevator that was installed to connect the favela that sits above Ipanema to the beach area. A favela is Rio's version of a slum or ghetto. We took the elevator up and ...
... is meant charming and irresistible. And he was a big dude, pretty sure he was on steroids, I mean, his pecs had cleavage so big his necklace disappeared out of view into it!! I wish my cleavage was that big!!! Anyway, after having to decline rather firmly, I convinced Yas and Carlos that now was the time for an expedient exit, and we swept away back to our hostel!! On my last night in the great city of Rio, we were once again beachside down at Ipanema, when we noticed a steady ...
... in a couple of hours and hopefully the breezes would have picked up. After a walk round some posh shops (one's that hand out free cocktails get definite bonus points!) and some amazing fruit smoothies, we crossed our fingers, headed back to the hostel... and it was on! A driver picked us up and we headed over to a gorgeous strip of beach below the Forest Park of Tijuca where the launch point was. A seemingly confusing system meant Amy was swiftly paired to ...
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