Lost in rio

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October 22nd 2009
Published: October 22nd 2009
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Made it! The trip so far has done wonders for the carbon footprint - jfk and sao paulo before we landed at a damp rio. First view from the aeroplane was of shark's tooth mountains and a church perched on a big hill, and then I noticed the houses, scattered on the hills as if someone had fired a gun full of lego bricks at them. Then there was the traffic.. Am in the business district, and there are a few skyscrapers going up, but most everything else is portuguese colonial. You can't tell what shop is coming next, though - a garage next to a plastics shop next to someone selling umbrellas. As you can tell, I went for a wander; I was trying to follow a walk in the lonely planet but couldn't even find the start! The streets seem like a rabbit warren, but at least I can navigate by the skyscrapers. Right, off to watch the water go down the plughole the wrong way, then I might go find some dinner. There were some good fat agoutis in the park, if I can find it again :D

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outside the language libraryoutside the language library
outside the language library

inside was pretty, too
view from the hotelview from the hotel
view from the hotel

...yes, that's an Ibis hotel next door, too!

24th October 2009

Southern Cross
Glad to see you are enjoying Rio! The plughole/water thing is an urban myth! But keep a look out for the Southern Cross which is quite cool (and as you know viewable in Athens in ancient times due to changes in planetary alignment)

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