Sheraton Barra Hotel & Suites
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Her name is Rio.....
The beginning of the honeymoon - part deux! We arrived into Rio's Galeao very early in the morning, after a brief stop in Charles de Gaulle airport. .
We had a very good flight, and I slept until we landed, although before I blissfully drifted off, I was kept awake by the pekinese and its owner behind me, …
The bus trip to Rio took about 4 hours along the coast. We passed several coastal towns lined with mountains covered in sub-tropical vegetation. As we entered Rio we couldn't help but notice the enormous amount of graffiti. It covered every wall as we drove through the northern part of the city towards our base in Copacabana. We finally arrived at …
... Louise, trekked down into the town centre to find an ATM. None of them would accept our card, and we had already kept the others waiting for around half an hour in the heat, so we got in a taxi, who took us to a 24hr ATM and then back up to the others. Eventually we got into our minibus, which took us first of all half way up the hill where you can see gorgeous views of the city as well as Christ from a bit of a distance, and then took us all the way to the top, as we all ...
... to one of the New Wonders of the World, Christ the Redeemer statue standing 40 meters tall at about 700 meters up on top of Corvado mountain. The local buses here don’t have suspension, I’m quite convinced of that, and the drivers are maniacs as well so it’s a pretty hairy ride. Had I brought along a neck-brace (for the loaded clutch starts), knee pads (for sliding into the chair in front under heavy braking), and a helmet (for when Brazilian ...
... famous Lapa street party. Looking to catch a bus, we were intercepted by a combi full of like minded travellers who were heading to the party as well. We quickly made a couple of mates and our numbers were now strong enough to tackle the wild and sometimes dangerous Lapa! Upon arrival we headed to one of the many street vendors making caipirinhas and were pleasantly surprised that they were not only some of the best we've had, they were also the cheapest! So Lapa is a pretty ...
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