Windsor Florida Hotel
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 …
... statue there were some cool Brazilian buskers playing music and dancing and a few people on the train got up and joined in. Made the journey somewhat amusing. When we got to the top we spent a good few hours getting photos, appreciating the great views of the city and continually looking up to check the big man was still there. He was. At night we went to see a football match between Flamengo and Botafago which was in the new World Cup stadium - the Maracena. There was 17 of us ...
... kind of what I have come out here to do- discover the world but also discover myself and try to become a better person. The way I currently feel about that is to invest my time in those who need it most,those who can gain something from me just being there. Even if I can just improve one persons education or even just their mood for the day I will be happy because then I've enhanced somebody's life slightly and to me that is priceless.
... you can see it from most points in Rio but seeing it up close is a real experience. By pure luck we managed to make it to Sugar Loaf just as the sun was setting which gave some fantastic views and pictures of Rio. Rio certainly is a lively place and there is always something to do, you can sense that as long as the infrastructure is in place it will make a great venue for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 ...
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