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New Year’s Eve in Rio!

sunny 36 °C

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Wow! It was amazing! We had such a great night, it really made Rio for us. We hung out with some other Aussies and a couple of Brits just chatting and having a couple of drinks, then headed down to Copacabana around10:30pm. I was worried it might be hard to fight our way through the crowd to see any fireworks, but it was so easy! We just strolled down, and while busy, it was relaxed and very easy to weave your way through the crowd, so that we ended up with our own little space right in the middle of the beach with a perfect view of the fireworks - some of the best I’ve ever seen (but I’ll let the photos do the talking). After the fireworks we wandered back towards the hostel and stopped to listen to some impromptu jamming on the drums, which was great fun. Best New Year’s ever!
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Posted by Addy21 08:34 Archived in Brazil Tagged de rio fireworks janeiro Comments (0)

Rio de Janeiro

Day 1

sunny 36 °C

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We've arrived... and we're exhausted. 36 hours on flights/in transit has given us a new appreciation for being able to lie down. There's nothing like travelling to make you happy about the small things.

In our first 24 hours so far we've managed to sleep, take a brief trip to Copacabana, where we almost swum (the water was a very unappealing brown so in the end I decided waste deep was enough for me), did a very quick food shop, some planning for our next few days in Brazil and then napped. Sleep seems to be our number 1 activity so far, but I'm hoping another decent night's sleep tonight and we'll be ready to be a bit more adventurous tomorrow.

It's incredibly hot and sticky (36 degrees and about as humid as I've ever experienced), so that may be slowing us down a little too. : )
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Posted by Addy21 10:57 Archived in Brazil Tagged sleep de rio janeiro copacabana Comments (0)

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