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... and nearly a whole bottle of something (begins with a c). They made me do a shot of the liquer stuff, it was very sweet and very strong. The party in the hostel was great, the music was good, the drink was flowing and everyone was very friendly. We met people from all over the world, france, belgium, holland and brazil. Some of them went off to a boat party but it was really expensive so we stayed with the rest and chatted and drank for a while longer before going to ...
... top of the mountain where the Christ stands. You can take a bus or a train up or you can make a two kilometer hike up the mountain (approx 900 feet of elevation). Having just completed the Inca Trail, I don't imagine this can be any worse than that and both David and Blake are enthused about doing something physical, not to mention it is free, and we decide to make the trek.
Since none of us speak Portuguese, we have bit of difficulty ...
Today's tour was sold as " an illuminating experience which gives an insider's point of view of the parts of Brazil's society that a visitor would not normally see. It introduces you to another Rio within Rio City: the favela (shanty town). I think this a fair description. Rocinha is the largest favela in Rio with a population of 200,000. There are 600 favelas in Rio and 25% of the population live in ...
... of Rio. I visited a favela which was only a 5 minute walk from my hostel, and became famous when it was the location for Michael Jackson's 'They Don't Care About Us' music video. The favelas in the city are built on steep hills, as no one else wants to build here. Our guide actually lived in this favela, so had first hand information, and we even got to see his house, which was a lot nicer than your average favela house. Many of the favelas in Rio have become ...
... 100,000! These are bloco parties! Since their inception decades ago, more & more people are attending as part of the month long Carnaval festival, as such the government the last couple of years have made it compulsory for the blocos to schedule their parades so traffic can be controlled, rubbish organised & the whole city doesn't come to a screeching halt lol The bloco scheduled for the day I arrived dropped off the schedule before I left Sydney, I'd missed the ...
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