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Oct 9, 2010 - Petropolis via Tiradentes & Teresopolis - Pics Need Captions

Bus station 10 km from center.  Take #100 bus into ctr...holiday, first hotel we go to across from city bus terminal says all full, it's a holoiday! We go to one next door, Hotel Comercio, and a couple is waiting at desk.  Man returns & they take a room.  We ask for a room, he says he's only got 1!  We take it...4th floor only 2 rooms up here, ours and other couple!  Last 2 rooms!  He had appologized that due to holiday he had to charge 60r, usually it's 40r...we are just happy to have a room! 10/10 Up to bread, butter, jam brkfst...then...

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Feb 22, 2007 - Rio - The last 48 hours

After doing a lot of group activities it was time to enjoy some of the more typical sites in our last 48 hours in beautiful Rio.... watching the sunset from sugar loaf, dining in some fine restaurants in Ipanema and of course hang-gliding. If you ever have the hankering to go hang-gliding, Rio is definitely the number one spot in the world to do it. Even though we had made it through the entire week without being robbed, pickpocketed, mugged etc. there were still a few times where we felt rather exposed, ripped off and spun some lies or...

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Feb 19, 2007 - Rio - part II (48 - 96 hours)

48-96 hours The mid part of Rio started with a "biggest comeback since Lazurus" experience. We started with a run around Rio's lake, then went to Ipanema beach and spent our time lounging underneath umbrellas and experiencing the innumerable street vendors delights (drinks, provolone cheese cooked while you wait, corn on the cob, boardshorts, sarongs, summer dresses, coconuts, shrimps on a stick, watermelon, mate etc). There was no need for books to keep you entertained or opportunity to sleep in the sun due to the constant flurry of these...

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Jan 7, 2007 - RIO

Here i am last stop before home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am having a great time in Rio. it is a fab city and it is lovely to see dad again after 5 months. Rio is set in a stunning location but it is mostly cloudy this week so i don't think we will see it at its best!! We have been up to the Christ and could see him but only glimpses of the city below us. Then we walked around one of Rios best districts and found a cute restaurant above a shop which had no tourists in it and served the most fantastic fish with view of the sea. We are slow to order...

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Sus' BIG TRIP

Feb 22, 2006 - Sao Paolo et Barra Mansa

Arrivée prévue 11h. En fait on arrive à 13 heures, en prenant un peu peur: on vient de faire 2 heures de bouchon, la ville est immense (3ieme megalopole mondiale...). On va plutôt se rapprocher d'Isla Grande, ce qui nous permettra de nous poser un peu avant lundi, jour ou ne serons à Rio pour le carnaval! Seulement il n'y a plus de place de bus pour angra dos Reis, la ville d'ou part le bateau pour Isla Grande. On nous conseille de passer par Barra Mansa, ce que nous faisons dans la foulée. Arrivée à 19h là bas: petite ville pas du tout...

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Apr 25, 2005 - Copocabana Beach Rio

Flying from Southern Chile to Rio took a whole day Day 1 Brazil We spent our first couple of nights in Rio, staying in a bargain hotel nr Copocabana Beach, researching how to get to the amazon. Rio is such a stunning city for all it's mountains and high rises, crammed along narrow peninsula's. It has a population the size of austalia so is jam packed! It has over 600 favellas, which are the slums (have a sample photo). Very high crime because of all the above stats (oh and not many jobs) The atlantic ocean was wild the day we were...

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Mar 27, 2005 - Tall and tanned and young and lovely...(the boy in Ipanema goes walking)

Yes, as you can see that is the famous lines from a song by Brazil's most celebrated artist Tom(Antonio Carlos)Jobim. We in fact have walked past the very café where it was written and did'nt have the expensive food. Well the last entry had us resting up for our Maracaná futebol experience...and what an experience it was. 60 thousand people screaming and shouting (mostly at the refs decisions so no change there) and the atmosphere was electric. There had been a lot of bad things said about visiting the Stadium but we decided there was...

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Sep 17, 2004 - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Found a great Hotel in Copacabana called the Royal Rio Palace. Negotiated them down from a room rate of about 150USD a night to 55USD. Swimming pool on the roof, jacuzzi bath (for Jane!) and a great buffet breakfast. 5mins from beach. Had great 4 days in Rio. Shopping(quite cheap), walking/sunbathing on the beach, footy match at The Maracana Stadium, up to the Statue for stunning views of Rio, and up Sugar Loaf Mountain for sunset, Cinema visit as well. Found cool bar called The Bud Bug in Copacabana with good juke box. Real highlight was...

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Apr 6, 2004 - Rio

We´re here in Rio, awesome city in every way, the weather, the water, the chicas, you name it. We´ll spend a few nights here before heading up north to Itacare to chill. We got a room in Ipanema for $10/night, it´s party time after midnight so we go take nap now. R and P

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Jul 22, 1989 - Last day in Rio

SATURDAY 22nd JULY We planned another day trip today, but when the others telephoned Aero-Peru to confirm their flights for tomorrow, first to Lima and then on to Guayaquil, they were told that on the flight to Ecuador they were now only "wait-listed", as they had not confirmed early enough. This was a serious problem as the next flight to Ecuador is next Friday when I go. They did not want to spend four days in Lima, so if they could not obtain a confirmation, they would rather stay in Brazil with me and see Iguacu Falls. We had to go to...

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South America 1989

Jul 21, 1989 - Petropolis

FRIDAY 21st JULY Susan, Lynn and I decided on a day trip to Petropolis, which is one hour and twenty minutes by bus. We read about the Imperial Palace, which is now a museum, showing among other things the crown jewels. There is also a beautiful cathedral and other places of interest. The bus was modern and air-conditioned and the scenery going up through the mountains was beautiful, but on alighting from the bus we found ourselves in a long street, where all the shops specialise in cotton jersey, and upon which charter buses converge from...

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South America 1989



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