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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Turtles
Us lot after a few caprihana's

South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro » Ipanema August 24th 2014

I am so glad I went to a good travel doctor.....I didn't really need anything from all the meds he gave me but a lot of the people I have been traveling with have needed it! From persistent productive coughs to bad diarrhea, I am now the drug dealer on the trip. I don't like giving out drugs unless it's absolutely necessary due to side effects and it's better if your body can fight it anyway. But some people can get really sick if your body is struggling to fight it. If it were a hospital situation we would be doing sputum and other tests to determine the right bug and have the correct treatment, but it's not always possible to see a doctor when traveling. So hopefully some of us get better quick! Anyway today ... read more
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South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro » Ipanema August 21st 2014

mit dem bus geht es zurück nach rio. mit einem herrlich einheimischen, dessen klimaanlage kaputt geht und wir dann alle in einen anderen verfrachtet werden. mit jause und buch lässt sich aber alles ganz gut aushalten und schon geht es in den nächsten bus und ab durch rios innenstadt. in schrittgeschwindigkeit. letztendlich sind wir aber so früh aufgebrochen, dass noch zeit bleibt, am strand von ipanema leute zu schauen. wir sind uns nämlich beide einig, dass es alleine dafür schon wert ist, nach rio zu kommen. foto-shootings und surfer gigantischer wellen sind vor uns zu bestaunen. Zu dutzenden piercen sie die wasseroberfläche, die schon gden schimmert, kämpfen um das vorrecht auf die beste welle, DIE welle. Am strand wird nebenbei eifrig fußball gespielt und wieder einmal ein vorurteil bewahrheitet: noch nie haben wir so viele menschen ... read more
Rio the bikini city
The woman and the sun
Beach soccer


Back again to my absolute favourite place for a trip! Just love everything about this place, restores the faith! Got to hotel about 9pm on the first night and just hit the local beach hut for a few caprihana nightcaps. Couple of the girls hadn't been here before so they got introduced to the drink. It is absolutely lethal as just pure alcohol, delicious! I only had three of the caprihana's and the head was bit tender next morning! We get free breakfast now at hotel, so that sorted me out. It's a buffet breakfast, think managed about three plates of food! Love free grub! Should keep me going until dinner. The day was spent bronzing on the beach and did some bodyboarding too. Waves were wild. Got some of the Acai drink from a beach ... read more
Beach, bodyboarding and Acai - perfect day combo
Balada restaurant
The beach shack for drinks

South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro » Leblon August 15th 2014

endlich. das wetter ist etwas besser. immerhin regnet es nicht mehr und man muss rio ja auch zugestehen, dass wir im winter hier sind. also geht es rauf auf den zuckerhut, den pão açúcar! als eine der ersten schweben wir in den verglasten, italienischen, gondeln auf den kleineren und dann den großen, berühmten felszipfel, der die stadt und seine unzähligen buchten überblickt. rio besteht aus strand, felsen, waldigen hügeln und hochhäusern. eine lustige mischung. sehr harmonisch, aber! hinter uns, auf einer der größten anhöhen, hebt cristo seine langen arme immer noch segnend über die stadt, noch weiter hinten verschwinden die bergspitzen in wolken und nebel. die vielen blanken felsen, wie sie so die stadt zu durchlöchern scheinen, erinnern an salzburg und seinen mönchsberg - zur besseren vorstellbarkeit. so, jetzt haben wir alle klassischen sehenswürdigkeiten rios abgeh ... read more
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rio, oh rio
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