quiggsy on tour
So it's been raining in Rio for the last like 4 days.... I'm not impressed my tan is fading fast! Although it has given us the opportunity to look around most of the shops in the Ipanema and Copacobana areas. We have also found somewhere new to live (in Copacobana which is cheaper) - Rio backpackers - a hostel which looks very friendly. Myself, Shauna and Faye (the stalwarts from our truck) are moving in there tomorrow so hopefully the money will stop falling out of my pockets.......... Last night we went to Lapa (another area of Rio) and went to a samba night at one of the bars. It was lots of fun and we tried our hand at the old samba dancing although not really sure if we got the hang of it.... Apart from that I have mostly been eating (for a change, but we have discovered these restaurants where you pay by the kilo for what you eat!) and exploring different parts of Rio, as well as drinking the obligatory caipirinhas.... So I'm hoping that the next few days will be nicer weather so we can hit Copacobana beach for our last few days in Rio. We're off to Ilha Grande next Tuesday (already booked hostel, feeling very organised and in control...) for a few nights before heading to Sao Paulo and then home...........