Round the world in 90 days!

Travel time: December 2006 - March 2007  |  by Carolina Martinez

Rio de Janeiro

When my baby, when my baby smiles at me I go to Rio de Janeiro . . . I´m a funny fellow . . . da dadadadada da dadaadadadaaaa . . .

We met Jo and Bob again at Santiago Airport and exchanged stories while on our way to The Marvellous City. We had rented a 3 bedroom apartment in Copacabana right on the border of Ipanema - how many cheesy songs can you cram into ten days?

We pretty much spent most of our days swimming at the beach and many of our nights drinking at the kiosks on the beach. After all, it is Rio.

Ipanema beach on one of the incredibly busy carnaval days.

Ipanema beach on one of the incredibly busy carnaval days.

Jo at Ipanema

Jo at Ipanema

So if you wanted to know whether or not Brazillian girls really wear those bikinis . . . just scroll down and try singing:

Tall and tan and young and lovely, the girl from Ipanema goes walking and . . .

Sunset on Ipanema

Sunset on Ipanema

Sunset drinks

Sunset drinks

more sunsets

more sunsets

We took a little day trip to the arty area of Santa Teresa. We had to get on most rickety tram I´ve ever seen which took us through a really lovely old neighbourhood. I was on the hunt for the yellow stairs that were in the film clip BEAUTIFUL. We didn´t end up finding them but did take a slightly dangerous wonder through an area we later found out was surrounded by some 45 favelas. Ummm, woops!

Bob on the rickety tram

Bob on the rickety tram

Kelli and Bob working out at the beach

Kelli and Bob working out at the beach

Havaianas - everyone has to have some!

Havaianas - everyone has to have some!

The incoming tide made a kiddie pool for Jo and I to sip our Capirinhas in

The incoming tide made a kiddie pool for Jo and I to sip our Capirinhas in

Foot volley being played by fit young things at Copa, Copacabaaaanaaa

Foot volley being played by fit young things at Copa, Copacabaaaanaaa

A street capoiera performance

A street capoiera performance

drinking at a kiosk in Copacabana

drinking at a kiosk in Copacabana

We met a funny young fellow by the name of Wellington who had his eye on Kelli. We had fun trying to communicate to a portuguese speaker in spanish and english - we got most of it across.

Wellington showing Curly how its done

Wellington showing Curly how its done

Wellington was big on hand gestures

Wellington was big on hand gestures

You want for nothing on the beach. Everything is sold by beach vendors including cigarettes, food, cocktails, dresses, swimmers, sunnies, umbrellas - everything!

Yummy cheesy sticks that they cook on the beach for you (kind of tastes like haloumi)

Yummy cheesy sticks that they cook on the beach for you (kind of tastes like haloumi)

Check out the Antonio Banderas wannabe in the background!

Check out the Antonio Banderas wannabe in the background!

Michelle and Dom in after a few days just in time for the Carnaval festivities to commence. They had an apartment down the road from us.

Michelle and Dom at the Kiosko

Michelle and Dom at the Kiosko

eveyone outside our apartment block

eveyone outside our apartment block

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The trip
 
Description:
Julius and Carolina's dash around the globe. Let's see who will cross the finish line first . . .
Details:
Start of journey: Dec 10, 2006
Duration: 13 weeks
End of journey: Mar 07, 2007
Travelled countries: Thailand
Denmark
Spain
Chile
Argentina
Brazil
Uruguay
The Author
 
Carolina Martinez is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 14 years.
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