Last day in Rio

Trip Start Jun 01, 2009
Trip End Dec 10, 2009

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Flag of Brazil  , State of Rio de Janeiro,
Friday, June 5, 2009

Woke up this morning and it was the hottest day yet so we decided to hit Ipanema beach.  There are little mini buses that run between the beaches for 2 real which is under a euro so we jumped in one of them.  There are numbers on the lifeguards posts on the beaches and No. 9 is meant to be for the beautiful people so that's where we went to see all the posers!  There were alot of guys running and a few doing chin ups but I thought it would be much more poser-ish.  Ipanema is meant to be one of the most stunning beaches in the world and I can see why - there is a back drop to one side of mountains which is gorgeous.

On the way back to the hotel we saw a local with an Ireland t-shirt on him - bizarre!  He came out because he saw us looking at him and wanted a photo with us because we were Irish but sher didnīt it turn out that he was a Yank!  It was his lucky t-shirt apparently!

We got a taxi to the bus station for our next stop - Paraty.  It was our first day putting on the backpacks - oh dear lord I (Sharon) nearly fell back - I felt like the bag was crushing me to the ground!  There may be a trip to the post office to send stuff home lol!

We got a Costa Verde bus to Paraty which is 4 hours from Rio.  We got on the bus and were very pleasantly surprised - the seats reclined back a good bit and were very comfy - I had a nice snooze!

We arrived in Paraty and got a taxi to our Pousada - I saw it on Trip Advisor so booked it in advance.
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sharor on

Re: The Beach.
Ror did do a few chin ups alright I have to say so ya we were posing with the best of them!

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