Trip Start Nov 01, 2006
Trip End Aug 01, 2007

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Flag of Brazil  , State of Rio de Janeiro,
Wednesday, November 22, 2006

We went to Rio for 5 days (supposedly) and ended up staying for 10!

After the constant touring and bussing and touring and bussing and sightseeing and mountain climbing and deserts and mud huts and tents and more touring and bussing and sightseeing and amazing spiritual places etc etc etc of Peru and Bolivia, Rio was a well welcomed sun holliday!!

Every one of us liked Rio and didnt want to leave.

The first night we went out, the second night we went out, the third night we went out... you get the idea, until the last night.

We stayed in the Stone of a beach holstel in the Copacabana for the entire stay and its a class place...

Almost every day we went swimming and playing soccer in the Copacbana Beach, the first day we were there we played the Brazillians in a 5 a side and beat them 5-1 or 5-2. They couldnt believe we wre from ireland, especially when they saw Grazzys flicks and tricks! Lets just say the wernt able to handle the tough tackling Irish style!

One morning we visited the "Christ the redeemer" statue it was class. The day after we went to the Maracana stadium to see Corinthians play out a scoreless draw with locals Botafogo. We were all botafogo fans for the day and the Atmosphere was unreal with all the fans playing drums etc..

Samba samba samba....

I went to samba percussion (pandero and conga) school one day to beat some drums Samba style.........

One morning the lads went to the Favela where the ADA gang rule, some experience... See the pics....

We ended up going out all over Rio and one night we even ended up being brought to an Irish Bar by Nicolli a brazilian girl i met where all the staff were Brazilian, and there was a danish table quiz on....We couldnt underdstand it either!

We didnt get too many pics of Rio because we were warned not to bring stuff around, but we didnt run into much trouble, of the getting getting beaten up for cameras nature anyway!

Definately going to go back to Rio at some stage in the future..........!
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