Transamerica Prime Barra
Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro
... how cold it was. It was a nice way to spend the afternoon before heading over to Urca & Sugar Loaf Mountain for sunset. The hotel lent us towels so I didn't even have to worry about packing one back up afterwards. We all changed into hiking gear and headed over to Urca.
Jeeves had climbed the mountain earlier that week in the rain, so he posed as our guide to the cable cars. First we grabbed some corn on the cob from a vendor. It was quite different ...
... they call the Pope). To be honest I am so shocked that nobody has blown the **** out of these people for A) being a huge amount of people B) because they are so fricking annoying!
We eventually got to the shopping center which was infected with the coloured tshirts of the JMJ-ers.. (They all have JMJ merchandise so you can spot them a mile off.) I went to a bank machine and put my card into it after this woman left and a guy behind me said very loudly ...
... today is our second last day in Rio and we still haven't saw him, so we decided to power on with the one hour walk in the rain. So we were gutted when we arrived at the train station at the bottom of the mountain and were told there was no point in going up today as you can only see the bottom half of the statue. The top half was covered with cloud. Bummer! So we were forced to walk back in the rain and try again the next day, which would be our final day in Rio so fingers ...
... I was feeling so sick, I couldn't wait to get home to go back to sleep.
I pulled into the driveway and was so grateful that the house was still there. I walked in and found the premise was still livable. Since everyone was at school, work etc.,I went straight to sleep. I didn't wake up until around 9 pm.
Overall, this was an experience that will remain forever unforgettable. I must thank Rider University ...
... in the bus how there have been massive improvements in the favelas over the last few years, I was a bit disappointed!! "The police have 'pacified' the area now so they are a bit safer....there are no more drug dealers on the streets 'shotting' each other....SHOT SHOT SHOT!! I mean, they were very friendly, just selling drugs on the streets (not the point, Rachel!)....but you don't see them as much now 'shotting' people!!" Music BELTIN out, houses STACKED on top of each ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility