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I wanted to visit Brazil before I left South America, because, well, it's Brazil! The biggest country with the most interesting reputation, I had to make a pilgrimage. I never planned to spend a lot of time here, mainly because they speak Portuguese here, and I barely speak Spanish (a quick side note here about my Spanish—despite over a year …
We arrived in Rio just before 5pm and hopped into another death trap they like to call taxis. 20 hair raising minutes later we arrived at our apartment in Copacabana and decided to head straight to the beach. Copacabana beach is mind blowing. It's huge and it is hard to comprehend how many people litter its 4km stretch of beach. It's messy and noisy but people are having fun and it has a great atmosphere. Being a Saturday the beach ...
... landing into Rio. I'm not a nervous flyer and it usually takes a serious amount of turbulence to rattle me but I was very scared. Rio has two main airports and we were flying into the centrally located domestic one called Santos Dumont. I didn't realise that the airport is situated right next to the sea. When we were descending into Rio we circled over the water and suddenly took a very sharp downwards turn. The wing was getting closer and closer to the water and ...
... lunch (more like what we were expecting). Afterwards, we headed back to the hostel, showered, made some dinner, and got picked up in the taxi! We are waiting for our flight at the airport now.
I think all in all we were tired by the time we got to Rio, so my opinion may not be fair, but it wasn't my favorite. There are many really pretty sights, but there really is a lot of poverty and it shows. Two girls in our hostels got their ATM cards scanned ...
... a booze bus, and this is all on the rocky favela roads with cars and trucks appearing out of nowhere. Our drivers liked us so much they walked some of the way up there to show us the view of their favela over a joint of the goodgood. Good. We continued up the haggard path afterwards and I must say I think the view there beats Corcorvado. A hidden gem of Rio.
A couple of days later and our two weeks in Rio was at an end. After farewelling Kai, Djordje and Benny (and my ...