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Samba Palace

Flag of Brazil  , Rio de Janeiro,
Sunday, August 4, 2013

Our first blog entry - Bob assures me this will be boring and noone will read it but I will have a go at making it interesting!

 So we are at the end of our 4 days in Rio and we have packed loads in. Weīve hung out on Copacabana and Ipanema beach, got the rickety train up to Christ Redeemer, jumped off a mountain side and hang glided down to the beach, had lovely food in Santa Teresa, been to a samba club and drunk capirinhas. Our hostel, Samba Palace, is amazing and we would recommend it to anyone coming to Brazil.

We have decided the over-riding feeling of Brazil is danger! The bus drivers and taxi drivers are CRAZY! The buses have no suspension - Bobīs knuckles actually turned white! Every guide book tells you that you will probably get mugged although thankfully we havenīt despite ending up in Centro on a Sunday with noone else around! And there is a real danger of a heart attack from the food - so much meat!

 So it is goodbye Rio - we have booked our 21 hour bus trip to get us to the pantanal tomorrow and a hostel which may or may not have bed bugs. Fingers crossed for the latter!
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Charlotte on

Looks amazing Tracie and Bob! Have fun x x

Rach C on

Keep blogging Tracie! Geography in action, I love it! Can't believe you have packed so much in to 4 days, the paragliding looks awesome. Lots of love Rach xx

Kat on

Yay the blogging has started. Looks like an awesome start to the adventure! Can't wait for all of the updates, enjoy and be safe xxx

Leah Georges on

Looks awesome! Will keep reading as long as you keep writing.

Gee on

Watched Fast and the Furious 5 last night...totally understand ya feelings. Enjoy...we'll read your memoirs...up to Bob to make them exciting then! G x

Oscar on

OK you've had 4 days fun, can you come back now?! Looks fab, keep us posted xxx

Emma on

Not boring! Sounds like you're having an amazing time already, don't peak too soon. We await the next instalment.

Ric on

Ooh, brings back memories! Good luck guys - I hope you continue to make me jealous :o)

Maynard on

Well jel! So many song titles jumping into my head........I believe I can fly, samba de janeiro and for some bizarre reason, celine dion's my heart will go on.......the outstretched arms maybe.. ;) sooooooo pleased you are having a super time. Keep the pics a comin'. Xx

Mike on

Wow, it sounds amazing, nice one! And the photos are great too. The beach looks incredible.

And in honour of your hostel I shall rename our house Samba Palace.

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