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Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro
So got up really early again and made the short trip from my hotel to the hotel I was to be picked up from for the Tijuca Forest tour. Long story short there was a bit of miscommunication and I missed my pick-up AGAIN!! They did offer the tour to me at a different time but didn't suit so basically I spent Ģ170 to do one day trip instead of 3 half …
We arrived the day before carnival (carnaval) officially started, which was a good chance to re-charge the batteries before 5 nights of partying. Honestly it has been hard to keep up with the energetic `cariocasī (the locals) who basically use this festival to get drunk, dance the samba, dress up and have loads of fun. You canīt help but find the …
... Sugar Loaf mountain by cable car. The weather was quite over cast but we still got a good view of the bay, city and surrounding islands. That night we decided to have a few drinks at the hostel. We were sitting out the front of hostel which is situated on the main road with a few other people we had met. The drinks were flowing and everyone was having a good time. We're not sure where it came from but someone from either the hostel or another flat threw some water ...
... seems easier to make strong bonds with the people you do connect with. Why is this? Is it because you have none of the familiar surroundings of home? Or is it because travellers have a common purpose and interest? We don't know and it doesn't really matter, but what we do know is that we've connected with so many people in the last year, people who we never want to lose touch with. Roman is one of those people. After sharing a Mate and chatting for half an hour or so ...
... rest of us got picked up by our guides about 8 and headed straight over to
Christ the Redeemer. It’s the largest religious symbol in the world at 38m
tall, and everywhere you go in Rio you can see him pretty much – we end up
using him as a navigation point and to check the cabbies aren’t ripping us off
and we are going in the right direction! He faces Botafogo Bay, the biggest
harbour in Rio, and it is said he is there to welcome people ...
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