Monday, November 30, 2009

Best I Spent All Last Week Keeping It Rio

Hey Dudes! I'm back in America, and by "America" I mean "North America" after a week or so of tearing it up in and around Rio de Janeiro.

Here's the short version of my adventure:

Saturday: Arrived in the middle of the night, slept on a couch covered with stuffed animals in the lobby of our hostel wondering where everyone was.

Sunday: Found everyone, explored and kicked it on Ipanema beach.

Monday: Sightsaw like crazy, checked off all the majors like the Christ statue and Sugar Mountain.

Tuesday: Beach in the morning, traveled to Ilha Grande in the afternoon. But this is me at a Brazilian truck stop with some chicken on a stick.

Wednesday: Hiked and boated to the third most beautiful beach in the world, but this is me having breakfast.

Thursday: Speedboated around the island, snorkeling with sea turtles, swimming down to wrecked helicopters, capturing giant starfish, the usual Thanksgiving stuff.

Friday: A little more Ilha Grande hiking and boating before returning to Rio for a crazy night in Lapa.

Saturday: Favela tour during the morning, Copacabana & Centro in the afternoon, Samba School party from 10 to 3am, caught taxi to airport at 3:45. That was my vacation.

And yes, of course, I'll be dropping the long version on you over the next week or so.


Miss B. said...

wha? the favela tour?! rilly!

sarah said...

I'm glad you're back. I missed you.

Side of Jeffrey said...

What are the first and second most beautiful beaches in the world?