Day 2 (Sugarloaf Mountain)
Trip Start Feb 13, 2007
61Trip End Apr 13, 2007
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Secondly the beaches are pristine,the sand golden,the water cool,and there are actual waves,Brighton UK take a hike, Ipanema Brazil
Thirdly the streets are jungles,literally,trees and luscious vegetation everywhere,its like the city was built on a jungle,and they somehow kept all the trees
The effect of points 1-3 above, breathtaking
New place to stay found with some difficulty,the 7 day thing is lifted when you walk in off the street which was a good start,but on the downside most are full,the mango tree (?name) isn't full cos it only opened 5 days before,and just like that we have another 3 nights in rio,
The afternoon is a big tick on the tourist checklist,the cable car to sugarloaf mountain,
Bus there and back from ipanema,what an education,drivers are all stark raving mad,all over the road,slam on the anchors anywhere to pick up/drop off,cost 2 reals per trip,worth every penny cos we went through the flavelas (Slums) and the central markets so was like a sightseeing tour in itself
Supper-nice restaurant,couple beers (brahma on tap),good value when steak and drinks comes in at £7,and this is eating expensive so can only get better
This place is fantastic,tomorrow is an action packed day again...
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