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After a quiet few days in Curitiba we were primed for the madness that is Carnaval in Rio!
We arrived on an overnight bus and acquainted ourselves with the area where we were staying, Flamengo (halfway between Lapa and Cococobana for those in the know). After a quick dinner we took a wander around the area and came across our first bloco ( …
Just dropped this one in as it is almost obligatory.
Well this is what we came for and we weren't disappointed.
The whole lead up to Carnaval is just one party after another. Streets are closed and the music and dancing begin. As you walk around you are accompanied with the constant sound of the samba.
Ich wünsche Euch allen ein gesundes und tolles Jahr 2012!
Liege gerade etwas verkatert und mit einem Sonnenbrand im Hotelzimmer. Jürgen und ich feierten gestern wohl den hammermässigten Silvester an der Copacabana in Rio. Schwer zu sagen wie viele Menschen sich hier tummelten aber es dürften ca. 500.000 gewesen sein. Wir haben auch unsere …
After leaving Iguazu Falls, the next week would see our tour group hit a succession of Brazilian cities before eventually finishing our tour in Rio. We left Foz do Iguazu on Friday night catching an overnight coach to Curitiba. Mike hadn't been able to allocate seats for the couples next to each other which meant some rearranging of persons. After …
Today would definately have to be up there with my all time travel highlights.
In the morning, we did a tour of one the fevalas (slums) in Rio. This particular slum was the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere. We did a walking tour of the slums for about 2 hours with a local guide called Daniel (when he pronouced it …
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The rooms were spacious and very clean. The breakfast was massive and really good. The staff were helpful and friendly and it's in a nice area by the Flamingo beach. Would recommend as it's really close to the metro.
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