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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.