Ritz Plaza Hotel
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... proportion to the amount. I celebrate with a lime drink that has as much of the local hooch alcohol as lime in it. Hic.
Sauntering towards Copacabana beach we come to a tourist info booth and I check where the local restaurant strip is. This becomes our next stop and we really enjoy our shared picana steak served nice and rare, and simple mixed salad.
We watch the first half of the USA game then after a fortifying bevy get on the metro towards ...
... a square. weirdest thongs ever!! another arvo spent relaxing at the beach was awesome! this time it was almost impossible to find a tourist targeting salesman selling a soccerball. once we got one, we played soccer and were joined by some impressive Brazilian women-great juggling skills. perfect water temperatures made for a relaxing swim post soccer. we had some local entertainment provided by ...
... were skeptical. We arrived on the bus with under an hour until sunset and lots of people had told us it took 45mins-1 hour at least to climb... But as travellers on a budget the $60 cable car spurred us on! The walk was pretty much vertical through the jungle with steps made on tree roots and mud, but we managed to power to the top in just under 20 minutes! The sunset view from the top over Rio, the beaches and San ...
... to just walk by the Red Beach at the foot of the mountain, and enjoy desert. We made our way to the cable car, up the first peak by 5PM. From there one could see a great view of Rio and sugarloaf. You could also see Christ the Redeemer on the horizon. In the evening, the statue looks like an angel on top of the mountain as it is being lit white with a backdrop of mist.
We took the second cable to the peak ...
... to come into the city to show us around a bit.
Having a bit of local knowledge goes a long way. We wouldn’t have looked twice at this building hadn’t Marilia pointed out it was famous for its extremely sparse, unsupported structure in between the four pillars at the buildings flanks. Bit nervous walking under there after seeing ...
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