Last day in Rio and to the Falls

Trip Start Oct 22, 2012
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Trip End Mar 01, 2013


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Flag of Brazil  , Parana,
Monday, November 12, 2012

Woke up to glorious sunshine. And on our last day. Not wishing to let the opportunity pass, we had pour breakfast overlooking copacabana beach and sugarloaf mountain and headed to ipanema beach. And we weren't the only ones. Sunday on ipanema beach seems to be the done thing for carioca's and you can see why. As we found a spot amongst the umbrellas and the vendors of all varieties we began to understand the hedonistic sun worship that all of rio seemed to be so taken with. After two hours we managed to tear ourselves away in the direction of a caipirinha and it was time to go. Back to the guesthouse and in a taxi, still wearing the warm glow of the beach. (which we would later learn was just the onset of sunburn).
And then 15mins from the airport and our taxi got a flat tyre. Yay. Some impressive sign language and the fortunate arrival of another taxi and we had our first near miss of the trip. Last on the plane (again!).
Arrival in Foz and our first glimpse of the Brazilian countryside. Green fields and lush tropical jungle. Checked into the posada (guesthouse) and made a new friend - junior at the front desk - who in turn introduced us to more friends...more to follow! A few beers, a tangy stroganoff or two later and back to our leopard skin themed room for an earlyish night.
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