Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro
It's been raining here. Can you believe that of Rio!
I meet a nice bloke called Raf who took me to the bar where 'The Girl from Ipanema' was written.
Don't know the song? Neither did I but you will we you listen to this-
The pictures attached are of a lovely singer I meet at …
After the falls, we headed back to Rio for the weekend, where we were reunited with the majority of our stuff (ahh the wonderful smell of clean clothes, the luxury of makeup, and not feeling guilty for using up too much shampoo/shower gel/mosquito spray). Gemma and I had booked to go hang-gliding with a company recommended to us by some American …
When she walks, she’s like a samba
That swings so cool and sways so gentle
That when she passes, each one she passes goes - ooh
So after four nights in Copacobana we headed 10 minutes west to Ipanema area which is a bit more decadent and feels a bit less 'downtown'. There are fancy cafes and restaurants on every corner and …
Our last day in Manaus was spent in wandering around town while waiting for an overnight flight to Rio. Fortunately, there was the first game of the World Cup happening and of course everyone in Brazil was watching the game. We even got kicked out of store about 20 minutes before the game so they could close to watch the game.
I now have an idea of where I want to live out my life. I am sure I would get bored here but it is one of the nicest places I think I have visited in my trip. It has some sort of magical, mystical, ooompf about it and I think I now know the reasoning behind the song.......I could be wrong!
As it is during Carnival or just prior, no one …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
we came back to this hostel twice mostly because of the super lovely guys on reception. the guy from london was immense very friendly and helpful. ask him about the local steak restaurant. he was a real joy to chat to, very good at his job. there was also a really helpful chatty guy from brazil who was ace.
when we were there the second time there was also the most life changing banana cake that the cleaners had cooked. delicious! the free breakfasts were really good too.
rooms were ok, quite expensive for what they were though.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.