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I apologise for the delayed post, three countries in, I know it is really unacceptable! So of course this is a bit of a long one, hopefully it's not too long and i promise to try be more diligent!
After a long journey of some 26 hours, 3 flights and no sleep, day one of South America was a beautifully simple day. Copacabana greets us with it's crowded, crazy expanse of beach and humans, and awe-struck we grab the first seats we see and order 2 beers. Local ...
... not go much into the water either. The water is not nice, all green. We noticed that only foreigners were reading on the beach. There are many vendors of beer and drinks, shrimp skewers , cheese barbecue, bikinis , everything you can imagine. It is just great to look around you. They are putting away the facilities they had set up for New Year's eve celebration that had 2.5 million people on the beach, the biggest New Year's Eve party there is.
We spend the WHOLE ...
... gone, before trying to do some shopping. En route, along Copacabana promenade, we noticed a lot of activity outside the Copacabana palace hotel. Lots of police with guns, security cars, some protesters and lots of onlookers. It turned out that Bill Clinton was in town on his way to Nelson Mandela's funeral.
Apparently Chelsea (Clinton) was doing something in the favelas so he was there to support her.!! We daren't take ...
... the Olympics in 2016.
-Education is an issue in Brazil. It is a huge, developing country, yet they only require their children to attend school through 7th grade. They do have free pucbic schools, but they are only 4 hours a day. So figure out 4 hours a day to 7th grade and you start to understand that there is going to be a problem. Of course, the private schools may be more demanding
-Andrea is not sure about the truth about the Favelas. In case ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRio's Nice Hotel Rio de Janeiro
Well situaded, close to "arco da lapa" and 5 min walk to the center (metro station : Cinelandia). In front of the hotel, big grocery store, very useful. Small swiming pool on the top with sauna and sun deck ; apreciate after long walk in town.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.