Thursday, 3 September 2009

Waking up to Rio, 18 August 2009

I woke up at about 8am this morning. I had a pretty good sleep on the bus and woke up naturally. The world outside the bus window was absoluteyl beautiful. All green hills adn tropical plants with a beautiufl blue sky! It was a different type of paradise to Alto Paraiso and we loved it. It was so nice to wake up to such beautiful scenery and to the prospect of a blue sky Rio.

When the bus landed in Rio we were on guard straight away.

Rio bus station is the seediest bus station I have been to in South America so far. Immediately we were approached by beggars who talked to us, but we jsut couldn`t understand.

We quickly found the bus we needed to our hostel and with the help of the ticket lady we got off at the right place for our hostel.

Just to point out, local buses in Brazil have the most ridiculous system. THey have a driver and a lady who sits behind the driver and takes your money. However once you have paid your fare you have to battle through the most ridiculous turnstiles in the world ever, which might normally be ok, but when you have two back packs on your person it is brutally impossible! NIghtmare!

The sky was such a beuatiful colour of blue that we decided we would make the most of it and head straight to one of Rio`s tourist hotspots!

No comments:

Post a Comment