Chapter 6- Rio De Janeiro
Life In Chile
Chapter 6 – Rio De Janeiro - Part 2
6 Months to go
We had heard from a friend (Shout out to Sophie :) ) about this Free Walking Tour in Rio and that it was a must, so of course we woke up and went to the meeting point for the tour.
As you can see by the photo above it rained :(
Here is a list of a FEW things that the tour included:
1. Confeitaria Colombo- A posh café/restaurant that is apparently quite famous, but it is also famous to us Englanders as apparently this is where the Queen visited to have her English tea haha typical!
2. We were then shown Carmen Miranda’s home. I just know her as the fruit lady haha! Her home has now been turned into a restaurant.
3. Teatro Municipal- Just a theatre really but quite pretty on the outside.
4. The Chilean steps- Our favourite!!! I will let you google what the Chilean steps are about haha!! Once again packed full of tourists but SO worth it!!
The tour then finished, we grabbed some Brazilian food to eat and then headed for our exciting tour around the Maracaná Stadium. It was SO cheap to walk around the stadium without a tour guide!!! We just loved picturing the World Cup Final and being able to say we’ve been there hehe!!
We then headed back to our Hotel to get ready for our BIG night ahead of us. Yes, we were lucky enough to get tickets for the RIO CARNIVAL!!!!!! Yes, you read that right! We could not believe our luck that we had come to Rio on the week of the Carnival and we were able to get tickets for the biggest carnival of the year. Oh, I forgot to mention but I am sure you have seen by the picture, it had been raining ALL day and was now raining SOOO much more. Here are the before pictures and you will see there was definitely no point in dressing up or doing my hair or make up!!!!
We decided to leave the Carnival early as we were so tired and there were only 2 more samba schools left. Can I just add we arrived to the event at 7:30pm, we arrived back to our hotel at 6am!!!!! Just remember we left EARLY, I dread to think what time it actually finished haha! We just wanted to get out of our wet clothes and into our dry clothes and sleep in a warm cosy bed haha! But, it was an incredible experience and we were definitely so lucky to have the chance to go be a part of it!!