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South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro » Leblon December 26th 2014

Today we shopped. Shopping Leblon is a brilliant mall. Being without anything for days now (and most shops closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas day) we were due to get some clothing to wear.... read more
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South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro » Copacabana December 25th 2014

A nice walk down the Copacabana beach, complete with fresh coconut water, straight from the coconut. After our miserable dinner last night, we treated ourselves to a nice dinner we had planned at the Copacabana Palace Hotel!... read more

South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro » Copacabana December 1st 2014

Beauty is subjective and in the eye of the beholder. Though I've yet to experience Paris, a city many consider to be the most beautiful in the world, I've always put Prague and Venice at the top of my list. Rio, well, I think it deserves more than an honorable mention as 'most beautiful city'. Most of you have seen hundreds of pictures of Rio and will see a lot more as the 2016 summer Olympics near. I can only say that pictures do not begin to convey the energy, vibrancy, grittiness ,and incessant rhythms of the city. During the prep for this trip our Rio hotel had been changed 3 times. The last change was only a week before our departure. Getting rooms for 18 people in various configurations (singles, doubles, triples) was not an ... read more

South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro November 9th 2014

I survived the 14-day crossing and am currently sitting pretty in Rio de JaneiroJ It’s only taken two days for me to fall in love with this city. The landscape is breathtaking, the people are wonderful, the food is delicious, the ocean is splendiferous, and last but not least it is beach weather in November. Yesterday a pack of us planned on hiking up to Christ the Redeemer, but the taxi drivers outside the terminal were giving us a hard time about taking us to the trail head. My Spanish got me far enough to communicate that the fixed price was too high as we walked away. Instead, we decided to go up to the top of Sugar Loaf. Ari incorrectly placed us on the map, so it turned into a two and a half hour ... read more
On Top of the Loaf
Scenic View

South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro October 21st 2014

Extremely happy that I got a Rio on my last roster. My first ever flight as cabin crew was to here so it seemed only right to have one for me to finish with. And this time it was my dad and brother, Louis's, turn to join me. Louis had just celebrated his birthday the day before so nice little gift for him. They successfully survived the standby and got seats; with me getting to serve them on board which was great. The first night we had a chill one so we were fresh for sightseeing the next day. Had our breakfast then headed out into the city. We took the public bus again to Copacabana, then from here went round to Sugarloaf Mountain. Was quite a cloudy day but still managed to see everything which ... read more
Breaky ocean views
The boys

South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro » Ipanema September 29th 2014

Friday afternoon we arrived in Rio de Janerio; it was named ‘The River of January’ as the first settlers thought they had found a river and arrived on the first of January. After checking into a hotel in the Ipanema neighborhood, we thought we would stroll the famous shopping streets and the beach. A howling wind followed by a pouring rain drove us into a bar for a glass of wine and a recalibration of our plans. Given the weather, we decided an early dinner and bed were in the cards. By total accident we ended up at the Veloso bar/restaurant (now renamed the Garota de Ipanema) where the famous “Girl from Ipanema” song was penned. The meal was good, the waiters were better, and we were serenaded by a traveling samba band that played outside ... read more
View from Sugar Loaf Mt.
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South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro September 18th 2014

Vous voulez une ville de folie ? Les plages de Copacabana et d’Ipanema où les filles bronzées déambulent en TRES petit bikini, de la musique partout, le Christ rédempteur dans les hauteurs, l’imposant Maracaña au loin … pas de doute, nous sommes à Rio !! Nous y passons 4 jours intenses en émotions ! Le voyage des premières fois… Première nuit en dortoir (le budget commence à se resserrer et Rio est une ville chère !)… Tipha, entourée de 5 jolis garçons. Première baignade nocturne dans les belles vagues de Copacabana. Premier après-midi sur la plage sans se baigner car l’eau est à moins de 26 °C à Ipanema, un scandale ! Premier match de foot dans un grand stade : la coupe du monde est finie depuis 2 mois mais le Maracaña n’a rien perdu ... read more

South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro » Copacabana September 10th 2014

Hallo meine Lieben! Hier begrüße ich euch nun zu meinem allerersten Blogeintrag! Am 10.09. bin ich also früh morgens am international Flughafen in Rio angekommen, und war innerhalb von 40 Minuten mit Immigration und allem fertig. Draußen hat dann schon mein Taxifahrer auf mich gewartet, um mich dann zu Vincis Hotel zu bringen, dass im Zentrum lag. Das Zentrum ist allerdings nicht die wirklich schönste Gegend, aber ich war dort ja nur ein paar Stunden, bis wir zu unserem Apartment im Viertel 'Copacabana' konnten! An diesem Tag haben wir nicht wirklich viel gemacht, außer Schlaf nachholen, zum Supermarkt direkt neben unserer Tür zu gehen und essen. Am nächsten Tag sind wir dann zum ersten Mal zum berühmten Strand, der Copacabana gegangen, und haben dort einen gemütlichen Tag verbracht. Der Strand hat seinen guten Ruf wirklich verdient, ... read more

South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro » Ipanema August 26th 2014

Sorry I haven't blogged lately, any spare chance I get I sleep or go out to the beach! So on Sunday morning we did a tour in one of the favelas which is what they call the slums in Rio. We had to be very careful as we are a bit of a target waking around the slums being a tourist. It was one of my highlights in Rio, just seeing that side of it was cool. After the tour we went to a soccer match (the same place the world cup was held). The team we decided to go for won so we were pretty pleased! After the soccer match we went out for dinner and then spent most of the night dancing. The next day we were supposed to go hang gliding but the ... read more

South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro August 26th 2014

Finally me and the man, Adam, got a trip together which took us back to the place where we met last year - Rio De Janerio! We went out for some drinks to the beach shack once we got there that night. It had been 30degrees and sunny on this day, so could still feel the heat when we got there about 9pm. However the next two days for us were forecast to be only 20degrees and raining. At the shack I had the usual - caprihana's and the guys who work there had on the tunes for us. Then myself, Adam and few others on the crew went back to hotel for more drinks in our room. Was a good laugh. Woke in the morning hopeful that the sun would be out but the weatherman ... read more
Entrance to Botanical Gardens
Us lot after a few caprihana's

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