Finally got to an internet cafe to do this blog... rio is amazing! Boiling hot, and lots of fun :) We´ve been to see lots of things, like sugar loaf and corcovado (christ statue) which were both amazing, the best views ever. And we have been chilling on the beach alot. Ipanema has been crazily busy because of carnival. The carnival atmosphere is crazy... one day we were just relaxing on the beach and suddenly there was a huge huge crowd of people all dancing along the street behind a float playing music, which was cool. We´re staying in Lapa (downtown Rio), where loads of crazy carnival things happen at night. Theres a big stage in this square where they have live samba music all night, and loads of stalls are set up selling drinks and food, and the streets are absolutely packed with people. Everyones very friendly and happy :) On sunday night we went to the Sambadrome which was incredible. There must have been thousands of people there.. the stands were huge. It was really cool as all the locals go, and everyone was singing and dancing along together, for hours. The floats and costumes were amazing, really glittery and extravagent. But it went on for absolutely ages, about 8 hours. We were not prepared, and had to leave as we got so hungry!
Tonight we´re going to meet our group and then tomorrow we´re off to Paraty! Very excited to get on the truck and see new things now! We´re camping for the next 2 weeks, which should be lots of fun....hope you´re all ok. Let us know news.