Rio De Janeiro
Trip Start Jun 01, 2009
84Trip End Dec 10, 2009
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On the way back from Ipanema we took a shortcut and we were in a shopping district which was really bustling. We even spotted an Irish Pub already lol - Shenanigans so we might check that out tonight. You have to get taxis everywhere here at night, according to Lonely Planet anyway, so its hard to know where to go. We went back to the hotel and sat on the roof top terrace and watched the sun set behind the Christ the Redeemer Statue which was amazing - really surreal to be here actually. We went for a lie down and Ror fell asleep at 6! I wasn´t far behind him and we woke again at about 9.30 but decided we were too tired for dinner so skipped it and woke at 7 this morning! We didn`t think we would be jet lagged but we obviously are a little bit.
Had a nice breakfast in the hotel this morning - there is a great selection. Ror laughs at me though because my eyes are always bigger than my belly and I eat way too much but sher we`re backpacking now - I have to fill up on grub when I can! Its drizzling now at the moment so not sure what we will do today. We need a fine day to visit the Christ the Redeemer Statue which is on top of a mountain - the Cariocas had it erected so God would look down over the city. We also want to visit Sugar Loaf Mountain which is meant to have lovely views too but tomorrow is meant to be nice so we`ll go then. Ror wants to go hang gliding from Pedro Bonita so he might do that today. I will stay on solid ground and take pictures!!
So all is going well here so far anyway. Rio is such a stunning city and the people seem really friendly so far. Ror went for a jog this morning actually - he`s fitting in with the locals already!