Rio de Janeiro Travel Blog› entry 14 of 40 › view all entries
January 5th, 2007 – by: joesu
at night we went to a "forro" club in "lapa", organized by the hostel, they packed us all in those old vw buses and told us that they get home at 3a.
next day the weather was better so we went on the tour organized by the hostel again for 40r$ to go up to the corcovado and to see santa teresia and the famous "escaderia selaron" in lapa! a big program! i did most of those things in previous trips to rio, but the views are that spectacular that it's always fun to do! our driver was a true original one, he stopped ones to get the phone number of a girl he liked while we were passing her on the street, of course the whole bus applauded when he got her number (very funny guy!) so we went up to the corcovado with this huge amount of other tourists, far too many for my taste!
but we were really lucky with the weather so we enjoyed the panorama of rio!
after we headed to santa teresia, the old town of rio, very beautiful, from there you have a great view of the whole city and it's not far from lapa and the escaderia seloron, which was definitely the highlight of my day! first you don't see anything, cause the mosaic you can just see from the front, but the more down you get the more impressive it looks! the maker mister selaron was there as well, that was special to see him in person!
afterwards our driver took us to the cathedral of rio, i never saw any image before of that church, a modern cathedral, i liked it very much (i was the only one!) from the inside you see all this coloured windows, very impressiv!
before we got back to the hostel, my friends wanted to go up "pao de sugar" the sugarcane, so i went with them, well even more tourists! but the views are superior! so it was worth to see!
at night we had a party on the hostels rooftop! with churrasco and caipirinha and a capeira group, that was a very good night!
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