Villa Del Sol
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... that accurate. The second thing I noticed was that the blue collar workers all seem to have a uniform of sorts - all in blue or red or orange or black depending on their particular job.
Once we were checked into our hotel and settled in we decided to walk the beach (right across the street) to get "acclimatized" and have lunch. The beach is 4 km long and is very wide where we are (probably 500 feet wide). We made our way to the waters edge and ...
... famous beaches in the world. Spoilt for choice! During the week we went on a free walking tour of the city (as we like to do) to get a bit of history. We were not in Rio just for the beaches and the Caipirihnas! (although lying on Copacobana Beach sipping caipirhnas was a highlight!) The walking tour was very interesting as we not only learned about Rio’s history, but we also got a brief history of Brazil too. We saw the main sights in downtown Rio including Carmen ...
... would be there haha! After walking through the crowded streets for a good 15 minutes looking like a goose trying to look for a needle in a haystack, I finally found Elise by the bar (should’ve guessed J) ordering the Brazilian famous Caipirinha cocktail (literall just rum, lime and sugar). The Brazilians are so funny and are very generous with their servings (very different to the Melbourne nightclubs who stinge over a shot) and literally ...
... enormous slices of watermelon and every manner of snacks such as crisps, biscuits, cashew nuts. We had a great time!
Our exploration of the city took in a wild minibus ride to the top of the 700m high Corcovado for a close up look at the Christo which was named one of the seven new wonders of the world in 2007. At 38m tall, this global icon is the biggest Art Deco statue in the world. Erected over a ten year period and completed in 1931 ...
Our time in Brazil was short, humid, expensive, but fantastic. We started in Foz de Iguazu, to see the Iguazu falls, and then on to Rio for the sights, sun and beaches. Crossing the border from Paraguay was an instant change of both language and culture. Having lived in Spanish speaking countries for three months, we were slightly daunted by the requirement to now know Portuguese and amusingly still kept using Spanish as an alternative language, rather then falling back on English - ...