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... have drawn to an end. If I think back to that first day, sailing the waters of Alleppey in India, it feels like a lifetime ago, and yet it all went too fast. I would gladly jump back eight months and do it all over again
It is going to be strange no longer living out of my backpack, no longer jumping from hostel to hostel. I probably won't know what to do when confronted with a cupboardful of clothes, and I may just keep sleeping with earplugs, out of ...
... a staple diet here. Very yummy and fully endorsed by Sechaba, my very own nutritionist aka hubby. Everyday we feature the beans in our meals. Can't wait to discover more local food and to make friends with locals. Language is a big barrier. We have absolutely no plans for the rest of our time here. My guess is beach, sleep & read. Would love to hike up Suger Loaf mountain, but we'll see. I seriously miss my hiking buddies . Either way the adventures ...
... 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 ...
... Dancing the Samba in Lapa.
* Strolling along the impressive 'international bear promenade' in Leme.
* Sampling traditional dishes, including 'feijoada' - rice with beans and beef stew and 'carne seca' - dried meat with spices and cheese.
We were left punch-drunk on paradise and caipirinhas. It was indeed 'maravilhosa'.
Onward bus to Ouro Preto, via Belo Horizonte, 9 hours.
... to find a police car at either end. Tickets safely in hand we returned to stroll around Copacabana in the afternoon. The beach area was reasonably quiet due to a very large shore breaking swell that had the beaches closed for that day
We felt quite safe in Rio but one can notice the extra police presence especially in the Copacabana area. Now looking forward to coming back for the World Cup.
We have a midday flight to Santiago Chile tomorrow.