Rio Days

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Connie on the beach...man its hot

Day 1 : Arrival

Arrived in Rio @ 8 am (12 pm Irish time). 18 hours traveling, the only delay was a 20 minute one out of Cork! Due to severe jet lag we only managed a stroll along the beach in Copacabana this afternoon. Got splashed by some waves!

Day 2 : Favela Tour

Did a Favela tour today to Rocinha with the Be A Local company. Had a few close escapes on the motorcycles on the way up there...they have their own rules out here!!! Twas pretty amazing that 300,000 people fit into such a small area. We were received very well in the Favelas, everyone was very friendly and we only saw a few guns...

Day 3 : Sugar Loaf, Ireland vrs Cyprus, Brazil X Columbia in the Marcena Stadium

We visited the Sugar Loaf this morning and it was roasting up there. Managed to watch the Irish match vrs Cyprus in the Irish Bar. Went to the Brazil match at 10 pm tonight. Twas a pretty poor match but it was good craic. The Brazilians do not like Dunga!

Day 4 : Christ the Redemmer

We did Cristo today.

Day 5 : Ilha Grande

We headed to Ilha Grande today. We had an early start, collected at our hotel @ 530. Ilha Grande is a beautiful little island about 1 1/2 drive from Rio and a further 1 3/4 ferry trip. We did a 2 1/2 hike and then relaxed on the beach for a few hours before heading back.

The rain caught up with us today!!!

Day 6 : Last day in Rio and meeting our Tour.

 

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Connie on the beach...man its hot
Connie on the beach...man its hot
Jane by the pier in Rio
Jane by the pier in Rio
View from a favella of the city
View from a favella of the city
Connie at the favella
Connie at the favella
Yep...thats the favella. Thats our…
Yep...thats the favella. Thats ou…
Stil the favella!
Stil the favella!
Jane super inposed onto a backroun…
Jane super inposed onto a backrou…
Some buildings or something!
Some buildings or something!
View from the Sugarloaf mountain
View from the Sugarloaf mountain
Two Irish girls with serious sunbu…
Two Irish girls with serious sunb…
Come on Brazil........
Come on Brazil........
Marceana stadium in Rio
Marceana stadium in Rio
Paid 8 Euro for the shirt
Paid 8 Euro for the shirt
On the way up to Christ the Redeem…
On the way up to Christ the Redee…
Taking in the views from the top
Taking in the views from the top
Thought it would be bigger!!
Thought it would be bigger!!
Just before we hit an ice Burg on …
Just before we hit an ice Burg on…
Pier at Iha Grande. Nice Spot
Pier at Iha Grande. Nice Spot
Taking some shade from the sun
Taking some shade from the sun
Must first win the Lotto!
Must first win the Lotto!