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... race. Most are tall and slender with an olive complexion. The boys, often with very built bodies wear only skin tight boy shorts as togs. Similar to the females, it leaves nothing to the imagination. Thankfully for them, Brazil is a very warm country!
The metro system in Rio is very good. It goes to all suburbs however a walk of 20-30 minutes was required to actually see anything. Fortunately our hostel shared accommodation (Carnival prices of $120per night) ...
... favourite sites. The church is dedicated to Saint Sebastian, the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro. It looks like a concrete cone from the outside but inside it is absolutely beautiful! It has four rectilinear stained glass windows soar 64 metres from floor to ceiling which bring in colour and glamour to an otherwise dull exterior. Sugarloaf Mountain (Portuguese: Pão de Açúcar) is a peak situated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula ...
Today we spent our last morning in Iguassu. We went down for a last look at the falls. They are really beautiful. Our driver, Douglas, took us to the Iguassu airport for the flight to Rio. They could only check our luggage to Rio and no further.
We arrived in Rio with no problems and it was raining. We collected our luggage which looked as though it had floated down the river. We had to find the United counter and ...
... a bit more coaxing from Josh to get me inside the foyer of the building. After awhile longer our host, Tanja, arrived and I started to relax a little - still wondering 'what have I gone and done'. A quick change into shorts and t-shirt am thongs and off for a tour of the neighbourhood with Tanja as our guide. Oh, I forgot to say that the first impressions of inside the flat - it was bright, airy, clean, and with the dinkiest kitchen you've ever ...
We started our morning off right with the amazing breakfast buffet before heading out on our first tour. The seven of us took a jeep tour to the Jungle or the Tijuaca Forest. This is a huge hand-planted park right in the middle of the city on the mountains. In the early 1900's, the king had 10 slaves (9 men, 1 women) go about changing the coffee plantation that had been on the mountains into the rainforest we saw. It was a bit chilly in the forest, so ...
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