Rio de Janeiro – Cape Town
The time went so fast, that i´m already back in Germany for a couple nights. For the last weeks, we went to Rio de Janeiro, to discover this beautiful place. We met a lot of people and had good fun. We did several trips around Rio, like Buzios or Ilha Grande.
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Let´s start in Rio de Janeiro. After a chilled flight from Fortaleza we arrived in Rio. I liked it from the beginning. The people you meet are super relaxed and very friendly. We stayed at the Mango Tree Hostel in Ipanema. I can fully recommend this place. A bed in the Dorm cost about 40 or 50 Reais, which is more or less 17-21 Euro and it´s only one block from the famous Nr. 9 beach entrance in Ipanema.
We did a trip to Ilha Grande, it is an island located off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
The island is noted for its scenic beauty, which includes tropical beaches, luxuriant vegetation and a awesome landscape.
We went that one day to Lopes Mendes Beach, located in the south of the island. A nice beach with some good waves for surfing. You can rent a board in Town if you don´t have one. We stayed at the Aquario-Hostel which was not that good. The breakfast was crappy and the rooms quite dirty. But anyhow a zen place for relaxing, hiking (if you like it), scuba-diving or surfing.
A couple days later we did a trip to Buzios. Also more in the south from Rio. It´s a peninsula with more than 20 beaches.
We hired a buggy and discovered the beaches on our own. You find a lot of good restaurants in the main street. Everything is a bit more expensive but nice arranged. They also call it, the new Saint Tropez.
Rio de Janeiro is the place to be – one of the nicest cities i ever visited.. If you have the chance to go there – do it !!
Tomorrow we are heading to Cape Town again. The House is full with maniacs – so i´m sure we will have a good time..