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South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro » Copacabana February 21st 2012

Day 130 Saturday 18th February Today we are going to Ipanema Beach to check out all the beautiful people and the better shopping area. Once again we took the Metro but this time we headed south to what is the end of the line for the metro in Rio. People everywhere have feathers and masks and beer and all seem to be heading to the beach, so we joined them, (less the beer…surprisingly). We looked around the shops first and although there were some nice ones it did not look that exciting, so we went down to the beach. The landscape around the beach is beautiful, but as for the beach it is hard to tell because it is so crowded with beach umbrellas and people. Before coming here I was very intimidated by ... read more
Renascer School
Renascer School
Renascer School

South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro » Copacabana February 18th 2012

Day 126 Tuesday 14th February Happy Valentine’s Day – Up at 6.00am we have decided to get the Metro to the bus station, so got ready and paid our bill. With our backpacks on we walked uphill to the metro station a bit tough in the morning with no breakfast, but made it and jumped on the train to Praiso where we had to change. Here we went up to the escalators to the other platform and just missed a train not to worry they run about every 5 minutes. The next train was packed and we could not get on then it was delayed and did not leave the platform for about 10 minutes, a bit of a worry but we had plenty of time. The next one was even more crowded and ... read more
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Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro

South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro » Copacabana February 8th 2012

Right, so I've been here almost three weeks now and through a combination of laziness and poor equipment this is officially the first entry of my blog since leaving Watford! Ive seen some pretty cool stuff and met some even cooler people! We arrived at our hostel in Buenos Aires pretty early in the morning and were not able to check into our room until the afternoon! We were just in time for a walking tour of the city though so we chucked our bags down and got involved in that! The highlight of the tour was definitely La Bombonera, the Boca juniors ground! Pretty cool stadium, blue and yellow everywhere! Boca are sponsored by coco cola but due to the rivavlry with river plate who play in White and red, coke have to advertise whiteout ... read more

South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro » Copacabana December 31st 2011

Greetings from Brazil! We have much to catch up on but we will save that for a future post... this is just a short note to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! We spent this morning visiting the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, which looks out over the whole city of Rio de Janeiro from the top of Morro do Corcovado. The statue (Cristo Redentor, in Portugese) is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, and it is easy to see why. The statue is amazing and is rivaled only by the magnificent view that sweeps across all of Rio. After several rainy and/or cloudy days, we were blessed with glorious sunshine all morning, giving us the perfect conditions for our visit. Our outing to Corcovado took up the whole morning (it ... read more
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South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro » Copacabana October 31st 2011

Right now I´m sitting in an internet cafe in Rio watching the rain poor down outside and I´m thinking, perhaps time for a blog update! So let me back-up a little. After Porto Seguro I headed inland to Belo Horizonte. People don´t usually stay there since there isn´t too much to do, except take the bus another 2 hours down to Ouro Preto. I, however, did stay an additional day and a half to stay with family of Gabriella and Lucinea. I arrived and got picked up by Renata and Amanda who took me to family to meet everybody and eat a delicious Moqueca de Peixe! (Almost like a fish curry, but Brazilian style). The day after I explored the city, though there wasn´t a whole lot to see as most guidebooks indicate. Still, it was ... read more

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South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro » Copacabana October 30th 2011

Rio de Janiero - the land of big bronzed bikini clad butts and high esteems. What other size 18 women bare their mounds in fetching fluoro-coloured bikinis? Bikinis which are more an assortment of small triangles held together by flimsy elastic than what one would consider swimwear. Bikinis that dig into side back flesh and disappear into folds. Good on them - this is not a criticism - more the bemused observation of a citizen of a less conservative, perhaps more ostracised, nation. Rio doesn't need to make excuses or conform to our warped sense of normal; it's got too much to hold in its stride. Nic, Grace and I have abandoned local for the most apparent tourists. Sipping on acai (Pron. ass-ay-ee) on the way to the "paia" in newly purchased Haviannas and leopard print ... read more


So, when we left your last we were undecided as to what we were going to do that night. In the end we decided to go to this Samba School Rehearsal which was out in the Favelas (sort of like their slums) but we were feeling pretty tired and so due to our last minute decision we ran to the hostel bar and downed a couple of Caiprinhas to get a bit of a sugar rush (or drunk after 2 in my case) before the transfer picked us up a few minutes later. After another ride in a death cab, which is apparently the only kind of ride you can take in Rio, we arrived in the Favelas and the driver said we were going to have a drink in a local bar before we went ... read more
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As we sit here facing the prospect of our impending flight home we ask ourselves how are we going to sum up our trip! anyway we will start at what we have been doing since we got back into rio. we arrived in rio after our flight from iguazu at 2045 and after a bit of haggling we jumped in a taxi and headed for our hostel in copacabana. We arrived at the hostel at 2130, although we seemingly had the right place there were no signs and no lights were on, puzzled we tried the door bell in the hope someone would come and welcome us! no answer so we tried again, then finally the door was opened by an australian women (who turned out to be a bit mental). it was obvious that she ... read more


Oi ! Rio is amazing and I think there is nobody in the world who would not be enchanted by this city. After being here for five days now I was on the Pão Acucar right at sunset, have fallen in love with Santa Teresa which is a calm, arty barrio in Lapa (Lapa itself is the best part for me anyway), have had coconuts on the Copacabana, Ipanema and Leme and have met awesome people. Hard to move on to São Paolo again on Monday..yesterday we went to the black market where you can buy the typical stuff from mobile phones over jewellery (which is ugly ;-D) up to fake and real football strips ( of course!! ) I moved with Sam (my friend from England) to another hostel yesterday which is in a so ... read more


Hallo ihr Lieben, taaadaaaa - der Blog lebt wieder und diesmal krebst er hoffentlich nicht an der Existenzgrenze rum. Am Mittwoch war endlich der lang ersehnte und der lang gefürchtete Tag für Annika und mich da. Schon früh morgens hieß es Abschied nehmen und mit einem lachenden und einem weinenden Auge in das Flugzeug zu steigen. Umsteigen in Madrid sei auf diesem Wege übrigens nicht empfohlen, von Terminal B zu Terminal R braucht man mal eben eine halbe Stunde ("Die übertreiben bestimmt. Das ist für alte Opis ausgeschildert." ... "Okay... Wir nehmen dann wohl jetzt besser die Beine in die Hand.."). Der Flug nach Rio erschien natürlich ewig lang, ganz besonders im Erwarten des absolut Ungewissen ("Ist die Person vom Hostel, die uns abholen soll, da oder nicht?" - "Die ist bestimmt da, die haben das ... read more
Brasil.
Copacabana Beach.
Copacabana Beach.




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