We decided to avoid the 5hr bus journey from Sao Paulo to Rio so flew with Gol for 35pounds for both. Gol are like the very early days of EasyJet. It's a no frills ticketless airline with brand new aeroplanes and what's more it's Orange... A whole lot better though as you do get a drink and snack.
We have splashed out and are staying in a 4 star just off Ipanema beach. The famous Copacabana beach is on one side and next to it, Ipanema. This beach is nicer as the crowds are fewer, the sand cleaner and it's safer at night. We have just been for a walk all the way along Ipanema, over the headland and along Copacabana so tonight we're having spaghetti to get those much needed carbs.
Food cravings so far... Curry...what we would give for a curry, a good olde English fry, Peas... Marcel hasn't had these for 3 months and is desperate!!!
Fiona misses roast potatoes, then theres all the lovely home cooked food. We are getting weary of steak, pasta and rice. Occasionally we find a Chinese which is fantastic. Oh and we have sought out a couple of Mcy Ds...shame on us...eh?
Anyway, tomorrow we visit some famous sights in Rio.