Windsor Excelsior Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... Jim gave him was in Ipanema!!! Pull over, driver calls Hotel, sure enough, Ipanema it is...when the booking was made Jim was told it was in the middle of Copacabana...OK, no big deal...just the next beach over...we arrive, bellman takes all our luggage...As Jim gets ready to check-in, he realizes he does not have his briefcase that contains 'his life'...now the taxi has left and we have no idea who he was or what company or ...
... on 3 floors which each room with a different theme, clocks, dresses, musical instruments, piano’s. They had a very lively samba band strutting their stuff and one particular song the crowd passionately joined in like it was an anthem! Some samba dancers took to the floor and whirled and shook their butts around with the crowd forming a circle around them to cheer them on. I also tried my first caiprinha which just about knocked my socks off but quickly became ...
... catching up over coconut water and playing volley ball. Made myself comfortable with a coconut water drink and watched an octogeneran beach volley ball tournament. They were scarily good, and were taking it super seriously!
Met Alex back at the hotel for lunch - we were supposed to be picking up a tour of Rio. Sadly they didn't show. We thought all was lost and then my brilliant husband came up with plan B. Walked ...
... time to orientate us and give us the lowdown on the town and places to go. Especially since we only had 48 hours in Rio we wanted to maximize our days. They were really helpful in mapping out must see places and informing us on safety in the city. Basic rule of thumb in this city, is always walk where there are people and you are safe. Apparently the locals of Rio don't put up with pick pockets so they have no problem chasing them down if they see it happen, hence why you stay ...
... melted chocolate sauce. I must admit that cake is not normally the top of my breakfast menu, but considering it is a Brazilian tradition, and 'when in Rome' and all that, we decided that it had to be done.
We then travelled using the metro to the gorgeous Ipanema beach, stopping at a small flea market on the way. Ipanema was extremely beautiful and much calmer compared to the crazy Copacabana, and we spent our morning sunbathing (it was 28 ...