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Mar 31, 2016 - 8k walk in Copacabana including the length of the Beach

Starting our day out right with mimosas, yogurt and melon. We walked about 20 minutes down one of the main roads to get to our starting point of walking the beach. Found a shopping mall and a LOT more cafes and restaurants. Ran into two of our tour mates from Chicago just after this and are supposed to meet up with the later at the Irish Pub 'The Lucky Screw'. A museum greeted us at the beginning of the beach but, we had a mission in mind so we did not go in. Saw some workers at a fish processing station. No fish in sight yet but, you could...

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Living the Dream

Mar 28, 2016 - Copacobana Beach, Rio

Time to explore the beach for awhile. We decide to rent chairs. Each of the outposts have "hosts" offering a chair and umbrella rental for $7.50 Canadia for the day. Beers too of course! Our hosts were at Posta 128 Zeca & Natacha. The water was refreshing and Ken managed to get wiped out while investigating some of the wave action. He eve tried out the workout equipment, which was everywhere! We enjoyed the mountain views and $3.50 beers basking in the much needed sun. We needed to hydrate too. It's not often people witness Ken drinking...

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Mar 20, 2011 - Great views, shame about the clouds!

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, 15 Mar 2011 – Midnight in Brazil A friend commented on yesterday’s entry, saying that sometimes we native English speakers expect too much English from our overseas hosts – and she is right! We can be somewhat lazy, even arrogant, when it comes to travelling and expect everyone to understand English, even though we do not communicate in their native language. However, like it or not, English IS the Lingua Franca of tourism and business, so we think it is reasonable to expect some English in primary tourism...

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Mar 19, 2011 - A quiet day in Rio

Copacobana, Rio de Janeiro. 13 Mar 2011 – 2100 in Brazil On a fifty-day trip, one day is bound to be less good than the rest – today was that day! We don’t know whether it was the weather; the surprisingly decrepit look of our neighbourhood; the unhelpfulness of our hotel staff; or just us; but we have not been especially impressed with our first day in Rio. This is sad, because we were very much looking forward to visiting the home of the Carnivale – perhaps things will improve tomorrow when we ride the cable car to the Sugarloaf. We...

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Apr 21, 2010 - Trindade

Trindade (12 -17 April) Our luck continues... We have moved from Paraty to Trindade based on a recommendation from Steyno (thanks bud). Trindade is a short 40 minute bus trip from Paraty so not a significant move in distance but in quality of destination Trindade is unbelievable and trumps all the places we have been to date. Trindade is a quaint surfing town on the east coast of Brazil with immaculate beaches and crisp fresh water streams. The contrast between the sea and fresh water provides a variety of activities to do during the day....

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Apr 17, 2010 - Paraty

Paraty (9th - 12th April) After many soggy and wet days in Ilhe Grande, we set off on the ferry to the mainland of Brazil. We then hiked with our bags to the nearest bus station and with super broken Portugese managed to get ourselves onto a direct bus Paraty! It was about a 90 minute drive, filled with amazing scenery and even some SUNSHINE! We stayed in a great hostel in Paraty which was right on the beach, beach bars included for the boys and there favourite 600ml beers! We all waited in anticipation, with beers of course for our 6th...

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Apr 15, 2010 - Ilhe Grande

Ilhe Grande (5 - 9 April) We are off again, this time we have our sights set on Ilhe Grande which is a island off the coast of Brazil and the plan is to try and get in some quality beach and chill time. We departed from Rio after settling a rather large drinks bill from the Rio hostel (the boys that is)...I suppose I should have predicted that drinking would have been the most significant daily expense when Tim Page Page arrived on the scene. Anyway, Bron, Jen and I cram into one shuttle bus filled with bags in every unused seat. Bags...

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Apr 7, 2010 - Rio - The City of Epic Fails

Five keen and excited travellers arrived at JFK and were abruptly told that Dean and I hadn't booked our flight to Rio! PANIC! After many failed attempts of trying to retreive our details we finally convinced the travel agent to let us use his phone, because I was about to cry and confirmed our flight! THANK GOODNESS! After an 8 hour flight from NY to Sao Paulo we tried to catch our connecting flight to Rio. The mission in the airport to try and find our domestic flight was incrediable! No one spoke English and for the first time we...

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Jul 2, 2008 - G-string bikinis and foot-volley

As we had done a bit of sightseeing over the last couple of days, we thought it would be best to spend more time at the famous Copacabana Beach. We got dropped off outside the Copacabana Palace (gorgeous!) and walked along the beach and past many bum cheeks in g-string bikinis, until we found a good place to lay. We stripped off down to our swimmers and did some sunbaking. There were people walking around selling jewellery, hats, dresses and t-shirts, and really soft sarong type things that everyone uses as towels here. We ended up buying...

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Feb 25, 2008 - Rio de Janeiro

I've met lovely friendly Brazillians on the flight, airport bus and at the beach, although the last one was trying to chat me up, and then told me about her ex-boyfriends.... I spotted Jesus on my way to the hostel. Well, the giant statue, which looked smaller than I'd expected: Perhaps a result of all those dramatic photos. I'll take a taxi up there tomorrow, as it's not a good place for visitors to walk. And I'll take the cable car up Sugar Loaf mountain: That's one serious bit of rock! The hostel's fit for purpose, which is my way of...

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Rich Travels 2008

Dec 3, 2007 - At the Copa, Copacabana

Well Copacabana is where my group tour comes to end. Its great though that everyone is staying on for a couple of days, as it means I can feel safe seeing the sights of Rio. And we are staying only a few blocks from Copacabana beach. Its a very vibrant place, and the sunworshippers are out in hordes despite it being overcast (still, come on sun!). We go to Corcovado, where Christ the Redeemer stands on top of the hill, arms outstretched to the city. But we have chosen a bad day to go because (1) its still cloudy up high and (2) there is a...

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