Here are the highlights of the remainder of my stay in Rio. Spent some time on the beach and shopping in Rio Sul trying to find gifts to send back home (couldn't find anything decent as all the shops were full of Christmas tat). Had lunch in the bar/restaurant where The Girl from Ipanema was written whilst watching some guys doing Capoeira outside in the street (v.impressive). Went up Sugar Loaf mountain in the cable car (mum, you would've been proud of me!!)...more lovely views (they`re getting a bit boring now ;-)) On my last night Fabio, a friend of Monica's, took me to an excellent Samba place in Lapa. The place was huge and was full of old artefacts as it was previously an antique shop. There were two bands playing that night (one with a fantastic lady singer with that typical brazilian voice) and a dance floor that you could see from all 3 floors. It was full of people of all ages and had a lovely airy chilled out atmosphere - I`d recommend it to everyone that goes to Rio.....Day 15 - Left Rio!!!