Welcome to Rio
Trip Start Sep 06, 2006
27Trip End Dec 14, 2006
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We arrived in Rio safely after a long trip via Madrid. We had some troubles and nearly lost our bags so were very relieved to see them on the belt at Rio airport. The journey from the airport takes you past some favelas and the lake with mountains all around and the statue of Jesus looking down on you. Pretty impressive start!!
The first night was a bit of a nightmare, we had to sleep in a very unromantic dorm room with 7 others on a TRIPLE bunk bed. Of course, we both got top bunks. Donīt fall out, itīs a long way down!! We shared with a bunch of Germas. You can imagine how we felt about that. Really friendly and welcoming - NOT!!
The first day we spent wondering around Ipanema, the beach resort we are staying in and then lazed on the beach in the afternoon. The beach is just as you would imagine, full of body beautiful, wondering around in next to nothing!! James says he is watching the surfers, but I know what he is really watching :o)
Our first evening meal was spent in James heaven!! All you can eat buffet where they keep filling your plate with as much meat as you can eat. Lamb, pork, steak. It really was delicious and all for just 7 quid!!! We both ate our body weight in meat and sushi and left nearly falling over!! We were planning on going out drinking but all we could manage after that meal was coming home and sleeping!!
Today we wondered around the Botanical Gardens, which were very tranquil and beautiful. Pictures are posted on this site. Afternoon spent doing more watching of surfers!! ;O)
Tonight we plan to head out for some drinkies and then move to a new area of town tomorrow so do some of the more touristy things. Update will follow! For now, hope everyone is well and not missing us too much!!!
James and Nikie