So I can confidently say that I think we screwed up Rio! Arriving late on a Friday thinking it was Thursday we turned in knackered from the days travels. Excited that we still had the full weekend to party in Rio we took it easy on Saturday night and had a quiet one (confident Saturday was the next day and it was only Friday to us) on Sunday we got a rude shock that we had "taken it easy" for the entire weekend in rio de Janiero and now had 3 days left when things quieten down quite dramatically. Wanting to see what Lapa and the club area (on some tips of a friend) was like we headed there Sunday night to find out that Copacabana was where the action is on Sunday - where we were staying! On Monday, half a day of sun shine let us take in the rio beach....where we were constantly hassled by people selling things and I lost my favourite sunnies to the waves of Copacabana
We then were enveloped with fog for the next two days limiting visibility of cristo redentor and the city views to a faint Christ shaped outline when heading up!
On the plus side we found a great Crossfit gym for some solid work outs and got in 2 pretty solid runs along the beach and lake front. Of everywhere we've been, rio is the clear leader in public exercise areas and equipment! The benefits displayed proudly in minimalist swimwear on the beach every day
From rio we spent 3 days in iguazu (Puerto iguazu and foz do iguazu) Taking in the absolutely stunning iguazu falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides! This place is a must see!
And after all the screw ups, mishaps and bad weather Brazil was still a beautiful spot to visit, and at least now we are well rested for our next destination....PATAGONIA!! Which I could not be more excited about