Le Trip to Rio de Janeiro, First Day – Part ll

I don’t even have words to express how fantastic this weekend in Rio de Janeiro was. Everything was just so good! I was really happy to spend time with friends that I like a lot, saw beautiful things, had great experiences, had fun, took some nice photos… it was a good trip.

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Eu não tenho nem palavras para expressar quão fantástico foi esse fim de semana no Rio de Janeiro. Foi tudo tão bom! Eu estava muito feliz em passar um tempo com amigos que gosto muito, vi belas coisas, tive grandes experiências, me diverti, fiz algumas fotos legais… foi uma boa viagem. 

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My friend Liana lives at the foot of the Dona Marta Hill, where the Santa Marta slum is. I wanted to go up the hill to see that unique view of the Botafogo Bay with the Sugar Loaf sitting pretty in its bed. There are two places in which you can have this view. One is called “Big Rock” which is half way up the hill and the other is the Dona Marta Viewpoint. We went to the Big Rock only because the day was fading away and it would be a steepy trek of 50 minutes up the hill and another 50 to come down, so it really wouldn’t be wise to go up and risk a fall. Liana’s boyfriend, Pedro, was much more interested in having a beer at a local bar and though I kept saying how very much I wanted to go up the hill to see the view from there, I knew it would be the same view, just from a higher point, and the experience of drinking beer there with them was much more interesting.

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Minha amiga Liana mora ao pé do Morro Dona Marta, onde fica a Favela Santa Marta. Eu queria subir o morro para ver a vista única da Enseada do Botafogo. Tem dois lugares onde pode-se ter essa vista. Uma se chama “Pedrão” e a outra é o Mirante Dona Marta. Nós fomos ao Pedrão apenas porque na verdade já estava ficando escuro e seriam 50 minutos de trilha super inclinada para subir e outros 50 para descer  e realmente não seria a coisa mais esperta para se fazer e arriscar sair rolando morro abaixo. O namorado da Liana, Pedro, estava mais interessado em tomar umas no boteco dos “por ali” e apesar de eu ter ficado enchendo o saco dele que eu queria taaaanto ver a vista láááá de cima eu sabia que seria a mesma vista, apenas de um ponto mais elevado e a experiência de beber cerveja em um boteco do morro com os dois foi muito mais interessante.

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This is the view from the Big Rock.

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Essa é a vista do Pedrão.

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The pub we went to is right by the “Michael Jackson’s Slab”, that’s where he recorded the video for “They don’t care about us” and then they put a creepy bronze statue in his honor there and a mosaic by the artist Romero Britto.

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A birosca em que fomos fica ao lado da Laje do Michael Jackson, foi lá que ele gravou o video de “They don’t care about us” e então colocaram uma estátua de bronze bem creepy em sua honra e um mosaico do artista Romero Britto.

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BOO!

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Flamenguistas… rs

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The tram that takes people up and down the hill was broken, so we had to go down the hill through the slum, which was pretty cool too. This little girl was dancing funk hahaha of course…

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O bondinho que leva pessoas pra cima e pra baixo no morro estava quebrado, então tivemos que descer através da favela, o que foi bem divertido também. Essa garotinha estava dançando funk hahahaha óbvio… 

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When we got home, I think my head didn’t even touch the pillow and I was sleeping like a rock already. I was so dead tired…

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Quando chegamos à casa da Liana, eu acho que minha cabeça não tinha nem encostado no travesseiro e eu já estava dormindo como uma pedra. Eu estava podraça de sono hahahaha… 

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9 Responses to Le Trip to Rio de Janeiro, First Day – Part ll

  1. c-chipman says:

    Thanks Anna for posting these amazing photos. Through your lens I got to travel to a place I have only thought about. I liked how it wasn’t just the beautiful spots but areas of those who don’t live a life of grandour

  2. Keith says:

    Lovely to see the bright colours of the favelas, but those steep slopes look scary places to live.

  3. sarathrap says:

    Its really nice to see the complete picture of Rio…thanks for sharing and this place even reminds me that one of the MJ’s song…

  4. Liana Saldanha says:

    Liiindas fotos! Volte sempre, amada!❤

  5. Dr. Paul A. Curto says:

    Great series!

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