Passing the flew in Rio
Trip Start Dec 26, 2009
95Trip End Dec 22, 2010
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Where I stayed
thre girl from ipanema beach hostel
so close.... yet so far away. I've spent most of my time in Rio sick. Out of all the cities in the world, I had to be sick in this one. Steven and an Israeli girl named Zohar looked after me. Waking up to lemon tea from Zohar in the late hours of the night, was bliss and a good for the moral.
$R3900..... the cost to get my skydiving ticket. That's $3500NZD for 8 jumps
I have been lucky enough to have met the King of England, or so he consistently calls himself. Steven is his name. He prides himself, on taking the piss out of everyone and having a good laugh. Such a good character and a better friend. As I lay there sick in bed , he somehow manages to make light of the situation, making me laugh on que. I'm currently trying to gather some video footage as an example, his character cannot be explained in mer words alone.
I've spent some of the last few days, ticking off the usual touristy cliche things you "have to do" I have enjoyed the views but not the crows and humidity. There seems to be this big emphasis on the favelas, I hear it in conversations constantly though out the day. So many people from the hostels are going on these " favela tours" to learn about their poverty and problems etc.
The whole thing seems very superficial to me; way to touristy
The weather here, is similar to East Timor in the Wet Season. I thinks the humidity is so high because Rio is surrounded in mountainous hills? But at least there is a constant supply of white sand beach at my mercy to cool down in.
I met up with a bunch of people from couch surfing Thursday night. If you don't know what this is, check out the web sight www.couchsurfing.com. I met a local who said he may have a couch available over carnival. I wasn't planning on attending carnival, I was going to Hike Patagonia instead. Maybe a change in plans is in order.