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Santa Teresa, Rio

We have arrived!!

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Well, here we are, after about 16 hours travelling and 6000 miles we touched down in a very wet and humid Rio! The flight here was uneventful exept for the 3 meals..... yes 3 meals!! And with them you were given real knives- made of steel! We had a stop over in Madrid where we were both very hungry and not knowing that we had 3 meals to come we had a burger each for breakfast! We were both pretty sleepy as we had to be at the airport early and we were too excited to sleep! We were picked up in Rio by a nice taxi man who spoke no English and as we speak no portuguese there was an awkward but friendly chat which neither of us understood! He took us to our hostel called Casa Aurea which is really nice. Theres loads of nice areas to relax and listen to the weird and wonderful noises outside! Today we caught the tram (literally) into town, the trams are cool cause theyre 60c to ride on the seat, but if you run and jump onto the side and hang off, its free. So thats what we did.

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We had a wander round part of the town and it was very very hot!! Also very humid we were walking past a big block of flats and it felt as though it was raining cause there was so much water comming out of all the air conditioning dehumidifiers. We also forgot (actually it was cloudy so sadie didnt want to bring any) the sun tan lotion so we are both now sporting some lovely tourist sunburns. James´ nose is particularly rosey! Santa teresa is a really lovely part of town its up on the hill overlooking Rio and there are lots of cobbled streets and nice building and in some places you can see Christ the Redemer looking over the city.

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Today has been really nice to just settle in, we´ve done some exploring, realised that Rio is bigger than we thought- and got a bit used to the climate. Think theres a thunderstorm comming in over the hills at the moment, lots of black clouds and lighting happening, so could get wet again. If the weathers good tomorrow, were going to either Christ the Redeemer or the Botanical Gardens.

Posted by St Martins 12:32 Archived in Brazil Tagged events

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