We wake early, have a bit of breakfast and check out as soon as possible knowing we have a wicked hotel on copacobana beach waiting for us. Once we get in the the hotel only has one room ready which is mine and Caz's. She hands over the key and we head up to check it out. It horrid. Low ceilings, two single beds and when I draw back the curtains I'm met with a brick wall about 2 feet in front of the window. There's no natural light what so ever and I instantly go down to complain that the room isn't good enough. They explain to me that there are no other rooms available and that's the only one. I still say it isn't good enough and politely explain that they will have to deal with my girlfriend after her 20 flight who's come out to celebrate our anniversary and paid a considerable amount of money and who will equally think that the room is not up to scratch. They tell me they will see what they can do and to come back in half an hour. When I come back they surprise surprise have found another room. This one's perfect, a nice light airy room with a huge double bed and high ceilings. By this time Dysons rooms ready and he dumps his bags, we go get a few beers and head up to the pool for the afternoon. Around 5ish we make our way to the airport to meet the girls. We only wait about half an hour and then we spot them. A huge smile appears on my face as I see Caz bumble past people, knocking in to them with her over sized suitcase giggling. We hug, kiss chat and it feels like normal, no difference to when we first left 3 months ago. We jump in a taxi and head back to the hotel, dump the bags and chill out for a while before heading out to the beach bars to have a few beers. Still high off Caz being in rio we have a wicked night just chilling by the beach supping beers and chatting s***. We head back early hours and hit the hay. Next morning the sun is shining so we decide to go up Christ mountain. We jump on a bus to take us to the bottom and then a taxi to the top. Once there the view is incredible and the statue is huge but it wasn't much of a chill place, more like get your snaps and go back down. Once down we went to grab some dinner and say we'd meet the other two at about 8 to go out. Once it gets to 8 we head up to the bar and get our predrinks on, thinking we're hardcore drinking this liquor that we gambled on we only realise once we head out that its 15 percent, fail! So we don't go out that drunk but that's no problem. We hit a few bars, order some rank strong drinks (a Rosè slush puppy thing being one of them) and dance the night away. We then get a taxi to impanema and hit a few bars. We hit a bar called Shenanagans, where there's good music and drinks. We continue dancing and then me and Caz go outside for some fresh air. Couple minutes later Dysons getting thrown out with a bloody nose. Not really sure what happened, think there was an argument about pool. Dysons now not a very happy boy and we go back to the hotel and Dyson goes to bed. Me, Caz and Lauren stay out for a few drinks before going back to our room. Next day we miss breakie and get up late. Dice and Lauren have already moved on so me and Caz mooch around rio, go tothe beach, have a few drinks etc. At dusk I take her to the huge rock on the beach. We set up camp and watch the sunset with a couple of beers. The sky looks beautiful and we get some amazing pictures. The other two meet us at 8 where we then go to a few bars and have a dance. The night ends quite early as the bus to Paraty the next day is early. Me an Caz grab a couple slices of pizza and go back to the hotel. Phase one of rio done!