Radisson Hotel Barra Rio De Janeiro
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- Minbar in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Room service
- Microwave in room
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I' m not quite sure why I had avoided coming to South America for so long. But now my first trip to Rio was on the roster I was determined not to waste it. Breno, a local tour guide, was enthusiastically recommended on Fleet list, so I bit the bullet and contacted him on Whatsapp. The other FO, Henk, was keen to join in, so the tour was booked for …
... it casually in movies every now and then. It's sheer size was the first thing that struck me, it is absolutely massive. The views over the city are also world class, I doubt anywhere else gives as good a panorama as that. Afterwards we headed for the Lapa steps which were decorated by an artist who bought tiles from all over the world to lay on these steps in Rio, once people heard what he was doing people ...
... with seats and I was in the standing section. I had anticipated this as they had seat numbers and I knew I didn't have a seat. So I went to my section and said bye to them. The parade was so amazing. The floats were decorated so beautifully. There were different samba schools that participate, each school parades for 1 1/2 hours. Each school goes along the parade with various floats and also people dancing in front and behind the float. Theren were floats made into Dolphins, Eagles, ...
... disappointed we didn't see anyone doing this as some other girls at the hostel did. Serious FOMO. Third day was a little slower thanks to our very boozy night out in Rio at a churrascaria and an Irish bar. Were supposed to go hang gliding, but the winds were too strong for landing so it was cancelled. Both gutted as it would have been amazing, but also a bit relieved - as the hangovers wore off the nerves were really kicking in. Went to the Maracana instead ...
... in his budgie smugglers and fitted in really well! After a swim we walked along the beach taking in all the activites. We stopped for a Caiprinha... oh my they are definitely made differently.. this one was so strong I swear we were drinking 200mls of straight tequilla with a few lemons and ice added. At this stage we were still in our swimwear at 7pm at night and didn't look out of place. Some people dress up others wear next to nothing! Apparently it is illegal to go topless on ...