Poop Booty Flying High

Trip Start Dec 25, 2012
Trip End Aug 02, 2013

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Flag of Brazil  , Rio de Janeiro,
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

40 degrees at 5:30pm with what feels like 80% humidity.. Welcome to Rio de Janeiro!!

Copacabana Beach, one of the most famous beaches in the world. Skipping along the HOT sand, we were looking over a sea of umbrellas. The city, standing tall behind us, ran the length of the coast and was almost dwarfed by the jungle cover mountains. The view was amazing! Settling into a couple of beach chairs, to enjoy some cold caipirinhas and a spot of people watching, our expectations of toned, tanned bodies in g-strings was...? Lets just say, all my dieting and exercise (or lazy attempt of) to not be the fatty in a two piece sitting on the beach was totally unnecessary! We were both a little disappointed but found amusement in what we DID see. Surrounded by ladies who were a little too comfortable in their own leathery skin and fat bellied men in there tight little boyleg bathers, how could you not be amused?

Wandering the city, passing corner stores filled with cheap Havianas, we made our way to Sugar loaf mountain. Waiting in line to grab the cable car to the top, we were greeted by a friendly pigeon who decided I was the idiot he was going to poo bomb. So I get that being shat on by a bird is lucky but standing there with a BIG dirty black pigeon poo running down my arm and my clean white t-shirt just as I was about to get into a cable car FULL of people... I didn't feel very lucky! I suppose luck was on my side when a man handed me a baby wipe to clean up the warm mess. Thank god for people with babies!

Copacabana Beach - Check
Sugar Loaf Mountain - Check
Hang gliding - Check

Yes, we went hang gliding! But only after one company called Simon to 'heavy' - or fat - which ever way you want to take it. Poor Simon, a little offended, decided we should book with another company before cancelling with the first company.. We waited nervously the next morning to be picked up by the second company only to find out the two companies were actually the same company and when we canceled with the first company they took it as a cancelation all together. It all worked out in the end and we both got to glide like a bird. Sadly there were no dirty little pigeons flying below for me to return the favour I received on Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Unfortunately Christ the Redeemer and THE STREET PARTY IN LAPA (super sad) were missed out on due to five banks with two different cards not allowing us to take ANY money out. Can we sue the banks for spoiling our fun?!?

I leave Rio with some little extra 'luck' and Simon standing next to me saying this is going to be a really shit flight to Mexico...
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Sandypants on

Awesome!!!!!! :-) xx

sian on

Looks sooo fun! missing u xx

sian on

What is it with birds pooing on u Tash??!!

Amy on

Yaaaaay! Tash.. so happy you arrived safe & having a blast! Keep the photos coming xx

Amber on

Don't worry Tash, bird poo loves me too ... I got pooped on my head in New York at Rockerfella Centre! Aaagghhh

Francois on

l Tash Simon I see that you have a good time in south america keep enjoying it while you can those photos a great hope to see some more until next time lots of kisses to you both

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