Going BIIIIIG in Rio

Trip Start Jun 22, 2009
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Trip End Oct 01, 2009


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casa carioka

Flag of Brazil  , State of Rio de Janeiro,
Monday, June 22, 2009

where to start eh?! the day started with last minute packing and then swiftly followed by birthday beers on the train and a warning from the transport police before weŽd even sat down...a sign of things to come...

When myself and Gary finally got to the airport we met Joe who then gave me my birthday present - a tiny blue summer dress and a big pink birthday girl badge to wear for the flight...cheers boyyys! After checking in and getting a frisk from a slightly confused security guard we found the nearest wetherspoons and got the drinks in. A little too occupied with beers and lunch we didnt realise our gate was about to close which meant we had to sprint to make the flight! finally on board and the least popular passengers in sight we took our seats.

11 and a half hours of flying, not one movie watched, plenty of funnels, cake in the face and a bar drank completely dry we landed in Rio...for me to then me stopped at immigration and taken into an interrogation room...still wearing the dress. After a few minutes of being shouted at in portuguese a translator came over and finally asked me if i was travelling to Rio as a lady boy in search of work...ohhhh fuk my life. Eventually they let me through and we got into the taxi to Casa Carioka Rio Hostel.

We got to our hostel at about 10 rio time and and was told that if we got ready quick enough we could get on the rave boat around copacabana and ipanema. Dazed, tired and still very very drunk we dumped our stuff and got on board. The dj was playing soo many good tunes and then we discovered Caipirinhas!! absolute beaut brazilian cocktail! a definite warm up drink to bring back home. Anyway, after a few of those fellas gary managed to knock a girl who completely stacked on her face which made rolfe laugh so hard he went to sleep.

Day one down...30 hour drinking session, an epic plane journey, beaut rave boat and tucked into bed by my hostel manager...

Peace and love,

Joe
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