Savoy Othon Travel
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Departure from Montreal with United Airlines for Washington. From there we took another flight to Panama and the final leg of the air travel was from Panama to Rio. Upon our arrival we had a contact taxi waiting for us to take us to the infamous Copacabana Beach. Stephen took care of organizing this for us due to our late arrival in Rio. It was …
... went a week before us and we tasked him with finding us decent accommodation. That was probably not the best plan, given that he also speaks 1% Portuguese and it's smack bang in the middle of the World Cup. Anyway, we chilled at Abu Dhabi for 12 hours waiting to connect to our 14 hour São Paulo flight. That was interesting, especially since it's Ramadhan and nobody is allowed to eat in public places while there's still light. Fortunately we landed at night and we ...
... We decided to grab another delicious Caipirinha and head back toward our hotel to rest up and change before dinner.
Before venturing into the city for dinner, we decided to check out the FanFest on the beach. The line for which was WAY too long and we ended up turning around and just strolling down the main strip checking out the local vendors, who had various hand-made crafts and gifts.
All in all, ...
... the Cristo we went to a beautiful park where we saw some monkeys. They were freaky and one nearly pooed on mum!
The next day we went to the famous Copacabana Beach. It was like a very big Terrigal Beach. After our ice blocks in the sun we went in a taxi to Sugar Loaf mountain. We went very high up in a cable car. We saw the best view of Rio de Janiero and some more ...
... was a big enclosure out the front of the zoo, with a covered & raised walkway out the front to walk over this large paddock, easily the size of a football field. But it had either never been finished, or had been let run down into disrepair. Looking into the enclosure from the side, there were a few goats, lots of birds & not much else! Shame, would've been the highlight if it was looked after! Inside they had the usual suspects, with a tropical twist... Lots of ...