Last night was our final night in Rio, so this morning we packed up our things and headed to the port to catch our cruise. Rio is a beautiful place to see and I really enjoyed the ten days we spent there – with the exception of having most of our important belongings stolen! Even… Continue reading To the Boat!
Although we knew we were going to Rio Carnival, we didn’t actually know what the carnival was until we arrived here last week and realised we needed to buy tickets! The main carnival event that you see on the TV and the parade in the film Rio is actually a competition between local Samba schools… Continue reading Carnival Time
After a lovely few days in Angra dos Reis, we all felt nice and relaxed and so Saturday morning we went off to the beach again to find a space to sit. We must have only been there 30 minutes, we were in and out of the water taking it in turns to sit with… Continue reading It’s all gone Pete Tong!!
So carnival time is nearly here and everyone in Rio is on holiday for a week. Stupidly we didn’t start booking places to stay until about a month before we were due to arrive so every hotel in the whole of Rio de Janeiro had been booked out this weekend 🙁 Last time me and… Continue reading Two’s company, three’s a crowd, four’s a squeeze!
“I think I’m going to poo myself”; a direct quote from Emma standing at the top of a mountain in Rio de Janeiro waiting to jump off in a hang glider! Last night whilst at the bottom of the Sugar Loaf cable car we picked up a leaflet for hang gliding and provisionally booked 4… Continue reading Hang gliding over Rio de Janeiro
We got up early this morning as we had a tour booked, we wanted to see the tourist highlights but also get a view of the city from a local. We found our tour guide Manu on Trip Advisor, he is a Brazilian American who is extremely passionate about his city and knew all the… Continue reading Tour of Rio de Janeiro
We were all quite tired again today so had a lazy morning by the pool then spent the afternoon at the beach. The beach was packed and the waves here are violent so I was a bit scared to go in. After the beach we headed back to the hotel and went out for some… Continue reading Lazy Day at the Beach
As we left mums house on Thursday evening the snow was hammering down and I was a little anxious that we might not actually make it to the airport. Luckily it had stopped by Friday morning and after a long 12 hour flight we made it to Rio de Janeiro 🙂 We arrived at 10pm… Continue reading Coconuts in Copacabana