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Published: March 7th 2012
Hello friends and family,
Just a short blog here. After a week of dancing and living it up at carnival we were in need of some well deserved rest so we move closer towards the centre of Salvador to a backpackers near the beach. A couple of days on the beach and some sleep-ins gave us the energy we needed to fly down to Rio.
Rio is an amazing city. The contrasts between humans and the environment were one of our first thoughts. Here is a city that has massive slums right next door to 5 star hotels, beautiful beaches backing onto jungle covered mountains, backpackers with homeless and the rich and famous. We made our way to ipanema beach and to our hostel where we met up with some of frans friends. We spent four days meeting some really nice people (mike and tamsin being the best...ha ha ha) and seeing the sights. Lazy, hot days on the beach, taking the train up through the jungle to Christo (amazing...see photos), hanging out at the lappa steps and walking around Santa Theresa. Some nights were spent sleeping on hammocks and others sharing hostel beds.
was soon up and we were off on our next adventure.....to the island of Ilha Grande
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