Trip Start Dec 03, 2012
21Trip End Feb 25, 2013
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We got upgraded to our own room which was a bonus however the door did not lock, so maybe not such a generous gesture as we first thought! The hostel was pretty funky and clean and the staff were friendly. We both grabbed a shower, Steph seemed oblivious to the fact that the electric shower was sparking and smoke was pouring out of it, had a lovely hot shower and went to bed. Amy on the other hand didnīt fancy risking it with the whole electricity and water mixing. Managed to get hold of a handy man and with my very limited Portuguese we came to the conclusion that "no funciona" so cold shower it was!
The area of Botafogo is nice and central and in a safe neighbourhood, took a walk to Copacabana the next morning and enrolled into Language school, a hard life.