Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Hello! So, starting a little late with the entries here, since I've already been away for over 2 weeks and have missed the details of Carnival, but you have to start somewhere. So temporarily ignoring Salvador, I'm here in Rio de Janeiro staying in Leblon with Judi. Most of this week has been spent doing pretty much the same- lounging on the Ipanema beach and little else. Today, I had lunch with Simone, a Dutch friend I made from our hostel in Barra, Salvador (one Bahian detail allowed), then made our way to the gay district on the beach. Several hours, Guaranas and much sun later, I made my way back to Leblon for dinner.
The key discovery today has been that it is possible to run barefoot the length of Ipanema beach in 15 minutes if you absolutely need to. The second part of the discovery is that a number of English boys still can't tell the time and will invariably inform you that you are late when in fact you're actually early for once. Note to self, do not listen!!
Anyway, lovely dinner with all 9 English females currently present the city and possibly too much sangria to accompany tapas.
Sleep now for early am pool! Night.