Rondonia Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro
... We get on at the first stop on the line then change to the green line and 20 stop later which takes abou an hour we get out at the end of the line.
Here we search unsuccessfully for a taxi and ask directions for a cop car.
I approach its passenger side to be confronted by a policeman carrying a weapon so big it is held outside the window.
Not an expert in these matters but it is definitely a sub machine gun at least. He must be ...
... they weren't even selling the same products but endedup having a fight which looked more like the slapping fight of two young girls. it only lasted 5 minutes then they kept looking for more customers. everyone decided to use more sunscreen today, with Kate still suffering the pain of yesterday's burn!! we spent the early evening trying to stay awake, but failed miserably, succumbing to jet lag and sunburn ...
... amazing! The cable car down was free from 7pm and as we couldn't do the vertical walk down in the dark we had to wait so we sat in the reception and as usual sang a lot of weird songs in rounds to pass the time (and try and make them let us on an earlier car to shh us). In the evening we made friends with lots of English people in the bar of the hostel and went out to an electro club in Copacabana. Jo's flip flop broke ...
... itself just before sunset. The sunset wasn't that spectacular but dusk was! The receding light gave way to glitters of city light -- the view of Rio sandwiched between the mountains and the ocean, was just a magical sight!
As my fellow Director said "This feels so surreal!
Ipanema and Copacabana. I was underwhelmed by these Rio icons. Yes, it was visually attractive, yet something was missing. ...
... sleep and keeping very low key. We headed out to the same kilograma dinner spot for a more official send off to a few of the crew. It was pretty sad saying goodbye although it never really felt like it was happening for real. Most of our close mates were sticking around so there were no tears on our part.
The last day we headed to Ipanema beach. It was rammed, mental and unenjoyable.We found a small patch of sand a hung out for a few hours ...
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