Radisson Hotel Barra Rio De Janeiro
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... of him, the amount of tattoos he sported and also the two great big scars on either side of his mouth (aka Chelsea Smile). We also soon decided that he was probably part of a violent street gang that preyed on the vulnerabilities of british tourists who would likely be carrying backpacks containing a fair amount of cash, electronic equipment, passports and credit cards etc. This, plus the fact that despite the bus being pretty much empty he decided to sit in the seat directly ...
... good as other viewing points. Part of the wonder of Rio is turning a corner in Santa Theresa, looking out from Vidigal or sitting on the beach and seeing Christ the Redeemer watching over the city day and night. So when you are up there with the statue, you miss that great site of the city. The beaches I spent most of my time on either Ipanema or Copacabana beaches. Both are regularly packed with locals (not sure why they don't seem to be at work) and have a load ...
... 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 ...
I then spent a poignant moment watching the sun set on my last day in South America from a hill close to my hostel. Sadness aside, this hill is renowned by the locals for its sunset viewing, and a round of applause emanates from the viewers as soon as the sun has done its daily duty.
The End of the Road
And now I prepare myself for the journey home. Just like that eight months of backpacking through twelve ...
After ten nights in Salvador we caught an evening flight to Rio, despite a baby soiling himself before we took off and the worst bit of turbulence I've been through on a plane we arrived safely to a dark and wet Rio. This wasn't the Rio we expected to be greeted by, but we caught a glimpse of that big old statue all lit up on a hill not too far from our hostel from the taxi to give us a taster of what the city had to offer.
The rain continued the next morning, scuppering ...