Cars 19    Hotels 9    Flights 5:flying time 32.50 hours

Rickshaws 4    Buses 2    Elephant 1     Countries 2

Boat 1

I have a rather good view from my breakfast table, it makes for a wonderful start to the day.

This is a very green city, the streets have lots of trees which give it an intimate feel,  more like a suburb rather than a city of seven million people. It smells of the sea.

Along the sea front are little bars, ‘botecos’, simple, inexpensive and popular with the locals, where they drink ‘chopp’, local beer. I had lunch in one of these today and the cocktail to drink here is a caipirinha, rather delicious.  There are hawkers here who sell a vast array of goods, however, a quick shake of ones head and they go away.

The hotel has a roof top pool, on the 30th floor, and also serves rather good cocktails in the bar next to the pool.

I did a guided walk this afternoon, I liked this rather sweet fire station. I walked along to Ipanema beach, the sun had set so it had an eerie look to it.






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