Royalty Copacabana Hotel
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... called Luke. He was absolutely battered, a black cab driver from London and he had us in stitches after getting caught short and not making it to toilet on time.. Lets just say there's a pair of Calvin Klein boxers in a Brazilian toilet somewhere...! The atmosphere was amazing after the win and most of our night was spent watching a brass band playing live, they kept attracting a bigger and bigger crowd and were brilliant! On day 3 we went on a Favela tour to the ...
... are just as serious as the vendors. They all have their little carrinho de feira (small carts on wheels) trailing behind them as they make their way from booth to booth. It's amazing fun as an observer, but a thrill to participate. YŠll it's better than a Costco or Sam's Club on a full sample day! You leave with a full belly even if you don't buy a thing!
The chances of this are slim, though, as once you've tasted some of these foods, you can't imagine ...
... is pretty clean and spacious so getting around was fine once we'd worked out where to go. We did make the mistake of heading into the CBD on a Sunday morning where the only thing open was the extremely impressive cathedral and McDonald's. Decent trip really. Even taking that into account it seemed quite dirty and smelled pretty bad (think human, think liquid) so for anyone going to the World Cup I wouldn't recommend that area.
Rio has the party city reputation which ...
... again thankfully it wasn't busy so we didn't need to wait in a queue. We spent a bit of time up there appreciating the spectacular view over Rio.
Because Brazil is the home to Havaianas, our stop here would not be complete without a visit to a Havaiana store. We probably spent 40 minutes in the store, which is very surprising for Chris as his tolerance for a spot of shopping usually lasts all of 5 minutes. With a big night ahead of us, we headed ...
... bars. We made a point of having
a beer at one of them – the guides said the residents of all the Favelas used
in tours can get a bit angry that they see no profit from the tourists that
walk through them, which is fair enough really, so we all tried to spend a bit
of cash. Quite cool to have a beer in a Favela too we thought!
This particular Favela had a bizarre affiliation with
Michael Jackson – he filmed the video to ‘They ...