A rainy day in Rio


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February 4th 2019
Published: February 4th 2019
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We only had a last afternoon in Rio before the trip home so toured around the city seeing areas we hadn't been to. First we were down town in the main square which was designed by a Frenchman and has a wide boulevard and lovely opera house, library and other French looking buildings. We called in at Colombo's a famous coffee house which is beautifully decorated like the ones in Vienna but the queue was too long so went across the road for a spot of lunch. Then it was on to the St.Therese area which has some lovely old houses as well as lots of little bars and quirky art shops. We saw the old tram come trundling through the area. It had started raining so we ended our touring around at the St.Benedict Monastery which is fabulously ornate inside and worth a visit. Such a contrast to the modern Cathedral. By now the rain was coming down with such fury you couldn't see anything so ended up in a bar on the island on the other side of the airport so that we wouldn't get caught up in any traffic jams.

End of another holiday. A short afternoon but nice to see something different.


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