Hotel Santa Teresa - Relais & Chateaux
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Pets allowed
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... juxtaposition to the metropolis. The most popular route up Sugarloaf Mountain is via the cable cars, which are winched on long, sagging wires to bridge the massive gaps between the station on the ground and the first hill and the first hill and the summit of Sugarloaf. To our dismay, the cable cars were out of action (for maintenance) today. This was a real shame and is quite unusual. We wished we hadn't left it until our last day. Nearby there was a lovely little ...
... existent signs making finding the entrance nearly impossible. Completely drenched and stone-cold sober, we squeezed our way into the grandstands of Sector 11 and our spirits were instantly lifted. The beat of the samba bellowing from the load speakers combined with the extravagance of the dancers' costumes and sheer magnitude of the floats had us mesmerised and within seconds we were dancing along to the music, sipping rum and coke. The rain did not let up until sometime after ...
... This place looked like your backstreet garage with a whole heap of scrap junk in and a little bar at the back, but it was a nice place to sit and have a drink and chat. However, after being on the boat all day I think I was a little thrown at being back on land as sitting in the chair I could feel the boat motion swaying me ...so we ended the night and headed home passing a car full of police drinking Caiparinas outside ... No doubt our path with the group will cross again at some ...
... or so, we always seem to have 'just missed one' and wait for what seems like forever. Well today we were stuck in rush hour traffic. Not really knowing what stop we we're getting off at, we decided to play it safe and get off at Impanema beach... a 15min walk to Vidigal. That was fine, until we realised that we got off at Copacabana instead. Already 7pm, (we were aiming to be back by 5pm), we found another stop and got a bus which took ...
... as it was an absolute pearler, making the city and beaches look spectacular. It was check out day from our hotel so captured a few snaps and started the stroll back down to be back at apartment by 12. We took a different track on the way down and we ended up walking within touching distance of the favelas. We had to walk along a back wall of a house and into the streets of the Vidigal favela. Not too far down we caught a VW Combi van to the bottom of the hill. Saved ...