Windsor Excelsior Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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Had to set an alarm this morning because we have been waking up so late and a driver was coming to pick us up for Rio. We didn't actually need the alarm as we woke up before it. I neglected to mention that they had some citronella scented doohickey in our hotel room in Buzios and it was awful. I kept putting it outside and housekeeping kept putting …
... didn't feel unsafe in the city, we definitely benefited from the insider knowledge and recommendations from the tour. Luckily we had a really great group and the organisers were all very chilled out too. There were about 80 people in total but we had a mini group that stuck together formed different types of holidaymakers/travellers. Ultimately we were all on the same page with the carnival - here to have fun, join in the biggest party in the world ...
Alison: We initially planned to get the bus from Foz do Iguacu to Rio so that we could feel the achievement of only using buses to travel South America but when we were struggling to find a decent bus and when we then found out that it was cheaper to fly on the day we wanted to go, it was a no brainer! We flew to Rio with a short pit stop in Sau Paulo and the whole journey took around 5 and a half hours - it was 24 hours on the bus! The journey was very smooth apart ...
... the girls. In the afternoon we hired bikes and cycled round Lagao Rodrigo de fratas and tried to visit the botanical gardens, before realising we didn't have any locks.
That night we returned to the favelas to experience a local 'funk' night. Funk is a genre of dance music based on a samba beat. While being very entertaining it is incredibly hard to dance to, especially if you are a Gringo! However, the local bodybuilders had a well practised routine which fitted well to every ...
... of the pool and balcony it looked far superior to ours.
We battled through the rain and set off to do a free walking tour, still a little wary and sceptical following Pedro's magical mystery tour only a week earlier. Thankfully the rain had stopped by the time we got out of the metro station and we met the Barnards and over a hundred other people waiting to do the free tour. It seemed like a lot of other people's plans were disrupted by the rain as the tour guides ...