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On the 13th we arrived to this lovely, rainy, cold city. The "T5" bus dropped us off at Parque Farrouphilha and we walked for a good 30 minutes in the pouring rain with our 50 pound bags and film gear. We are staying at the Hotel Ritz - no marble floors or doormen, just a three-floor cheap hotel-hostel in the Bom Fim district near the University …
Het is al weer een paar dagen geleden sinds ik wat geschreven heb... tijd gaat snel, en ik ben ondertussen al in Buenos Aires aangekomen :)
Vanaf Rio was mijn plan om met de bus naar Foz do Iguacu af te reizen, een relatief kleine stad aan de Braziliaanse kant van de beroemde watervallen van Iguacu. Het zou een lange bustrip worden, ongeveer 23 uur, maar daar had ik mij al op ingesteld. Via het hostel waar ik verbleef had ik op woensdag 21 november een transfer geboekt die mij ...
... more before we went to a music show in “Lapa” again. There I met another Couchsurfing girl and Ravier, an Argentinian guy. After the show, the girls left and Ravier and I wanted to go out some more. The problem was that we still had no money. Just enough to pay the taxi later to get home, so first we got some beers ;). We went to the near Books Hostel where I already stayed during my time in Rio in May and I knew Felipe the owner and some ...
... Taxi down to the shopping area and I found a shop that I had seen yesterday that sold Leather shoes & sandals made in Brasil..I could have bought half the shop but restrained myself to 2 pairs and a small purse..Peter bought another pair of Sandles, it then took about 40 minutes to get through the traffic back to the hotel. Dinner at the Bistro tonight with Pat & David, very good too...So much for losing weight in South America !!!
... br> The school side is equivalent to Norway and the favela side Zimbabwe!
As soon as you are in the favela the houses change into
stacks of brightly coloured ramshackle buildings built into the hillside; the
smell also changes immediately highlighting the inferior sewage and garbage
system – however, the most iconic feature is the rows of electricty pilons
which have a nest of wires like spaghetti junction coiled around them, with