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1.1 Arrival in South America

BRAZIL | Saturday, 18 February 2006 | Views [582] | Comments [1]

Its been a long and taxing journey but we have finally arrived in Rio!  Currently I am lying on my sweat-soaked bunk bed after having just had breakfast.  Feeling ok despite the incessant heat and the always present sweat.. 

The 17th of feb lasted for around 48hrs whilst in-transit and everyone is feeling the jet-lag dragging them down a bit.  Melb => LAX => Miami => Rio was the route... We were then picked up by this lovely old dude named marcelo who packed us into his little Fiat and dodged through the Rio traffic and dumped us at El Misti Hostel in Botafogo (a suburb about 10mins walk from Copacobana Beach)  The place was full to the brim with every kind of traveller and nationality you can imagine.. Very interesting and full-on! 

Last night watched the ¨Stones¨play Copacobana in front of what was rumoured to be 2million people... Fantastic as you can imagine, and was amazed at how much those guys can still rock out!!

Its just starting to sink in that I am actually hear and doing this...  Tomorrow we go exploring again around to Ipenema beach, and >i am eagerly awaiting the arrival of Steve and Claire in a days time.. 

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Hey Justin! :)
Was going to say wow I see you went for that big trip and I hope you'll have fun but then I saw that the date of the post is Feb 2006!!! :)
Hope you had a wonderful time in Brazil, would be cool to talk to you, I might go to south america next year too.. add me to msn if u wanna - [email protected]

Cya

Your ol pal Guy :)

  Guy R Sep 12, 2007 10:48 PM

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