Hotel Santa Teresa - Relais & Chateaux
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... the other areas of the country we visited, in that it is all very run down. Urban planning seems to consist of squashing as many buildings as possible into any open space, couldn't believe that they have six lane highway running the length of Copacabana Beach. We have found the people very happy and friendly, much like South Africa, they have embraced the World Cup and have been very welcoming to the visiting fans.
... before the beginning so they are obviously struggling to get things built before the Cup.
All that said Rio was awesome! And there is a lot of World Cup Fever.
As soon as we got off the plane we walked onto a mat that looked like a football (soccer) pitch. The bag carousel was football themed and so ...
We ended the tour with a visit to the roof of the fort. It is amazing! You rarely see the side of the ocean on the other side of Copacabana Beach, because only the military is allowed in to this area still. It's easy to understand why. The sea is an angry beast on this side of the beach. The waves were crashing in around the rocks creating swells of churning, foaming chaos. The ...
... as carnival was in full swing. The first thing we noticed was all the rubbish. Chris was in Napels when the rubbish strike was into its third month, and it wasn't as bad as carnival in Rio after a few days. Later that day we found out why when we saw the garbage men striking. That night we went for a walk around Lapa to find some bloco parties but still retired before 12. We again woke early and headed to the Rodoviaria (bus terminal) to get tickets for ...
... house with a wonderful host family. It was lovely and sunny and the vineyards were beautiful and very tasty, accompanied by the best steak of the trip in a pavement grill.
Samba in Rio, Brazil - the evening we spent at one of the samba schools as they rehearsed for carnival was fantastic fun. The atmosphere was great, the music pumped and the dancers were amazing, joining in ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Pets allowed
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