Party in Paraty
Trip Start Feb 07, 2010
42Trip End Jul 01, 2010
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We spent our last day in Rio taking in the sights of the Centro district and Santa Teresa. Centro is pretty much just the business district with tower blocks and offices everywhere. It wasn't the crazy mugging zone we had been lead to expect, just a bit boring. After visiting an impressively modern cathedral we stopped in at C&A! Apparantly, it's still cool in Brazil! We needed a white t-shirt for Matthew - he only brought dark t-shirts, which in this heat leads to allsorts of trouble with overheating and sweat patches. The sweat 'gilet' he donned on my birthday night out in Mojo made a comeback!!
We then caught a streetcar up the steepest streets to Santa Teresa, an old style, village-feel place
After lunch, we were so hot we headed to Ipanema Beach for the rest of the day. It was so beautful, different from Copacabana, although it's just the next stretch of sand. The sea was amazing, so fresh and clear, just what you need in this heat!
Carnaval starts tonight here in Paraty, so we're looking forward to the samba drums, the costumes and whatever else awaits!
Right, my eyelids are sweating sat here, so I'll go and join Matt in the pool....hope the weather's good for everyone at home...hee, hee!!
PS - Thanks for the comments and messages...love to everyone x