I’m sitting in Rio airport awaiting my flight home, reflecting on everything I’ve experienced over the past few weeks. Continue reading “No Better Travel Accessory Than A Friend”
For me and possibly many of you the word Favela conjures up images of drug wars, poverty and destitution, and before I came to Brazil I envisaged the same.
My heart was in my mouth when I watched the Belgium v USA game move into extra time on Tuesday, it would appear that Tim Howard was determined to prevent me from seeing a far more interesting QF than
Brasilia was so spread out, it has no ‘bar street’ no Soho, no Bigg market, no area of mayhem and as we were leaving the stadium after the France v Nigeria game we wanted somewhere to go to continue the party. Continue reading “Quick Stories, The Perfect Couple”
As you may have read in my post about Brasilia, I didn’t like the place very much, very much at all!! But I am back in Rio now, and already it feels like home.
Getting cash in Brazil has proven to be incredibly difficult, my friend and I both have Visa cards and whilst there is a lot of cashpoints there are almost none with Visa options. Continue reading “Quick Stories: Danger Taxi”
We arrived in Brasilia on the back of five magical days in Belo Horizonte, it promised much, this is after all the capital city of Brazil, and if Rio and BH were anything to go by this city surely could not disappoint….
Whilst the World Cup maybe the greatest football competition on earth it also provides the people who visit it with an education of the country that stages it, this may not be as true in the heavily visited European nations but when a country such as Brazil plays host it provides an opportunity to visit more than just the main attractions.
I want to take a moment to talk about Lapa in Rio de Janeiro. It was our first night in Rio and we started off in Copacabana, there are lots of street bars situated just behind the beach and we had agreed to meet a solo traveller whom we met on the plane, her brother was arriving the following day and she had visited Rio before so we all met up at this bar and started hitting the Caiprinha’s