South American Copacabana Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSouth American Copacabana Hotel Rio de Janeiro
The hotel is older but has a spacious bathroom and reasonable bench space.
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We arrived in Rio around 10AM and took a taxi from the airport to the Hotel. Luckily, the cab ride was cheaper than initially expected. We were able to book the cab at the airport so didnīt have to worry about them taking advantage of American, non-Portugese speaking tourists. The taxi driver was extremely friendly, though he didnīt …
... time was quite different. I had also visited Rio back in 1980 with my father and Chris Hatfield a marine biologist who owned a company called Hatfield Consultants in Vancouver. I remember walking the Copacabana in front of the Copacabana Palace with Chris and my dad. They put several "Cruserios" the currency at the time in all my pockets and told me to walk the strip. I did and then girls appeared from everywhere and were gropping me...I was pretty young ...
... the German, a new Israeli friend named Shauli and I head for Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro´s Fifa World Cup stadium. Interjection: All over Rio you can find awesome graffiti art. Most of it is incredible. In many areas, there is graffiti say things like "**** Fifa" and "Fifa go home." Most Brazilians were not happy with the government or Fifa because the Brazilian government pumped so much money into building billion dollar stadiums ...
... and buildings from the top like the Maracana, the favelas and the Copacabana. The Jesus was massive! It was so hard to take photos of it so people laid down on the ground and took photos of the Jesus in the background. It's one thing to see it in a photo but seeing it in real life is special. It looks bigger than the actual 30 metres it's supposed to be. I can see why this is a landmark in Brazil! ~ ...
... and that it is questionable whether this has made it safer or not (basic jist here is that drug lords like safe areas for their buyers and therefore do not tolerate trouble from anyone...). "Have any tourists ever been shot in the favela" eventually came the question we'd all been wondering. No? Actually yes... one... a German. It was only in the keg and he survived, the story being that when he and a friend wandered off they crossed into a restricted area ...