Copacabana and the Lapa Hostel

So we had a minor hiccup. We couldn’t leave the day we wanted to because there weren’t any flights so we had to add an additional day to our stay in Rio. Not bad per se, but we needed to find somewhere else to spend the night. That’s how we ended up staying at the…

The Lumps Eat… Casa Momus

Located on Rua do Lavradio, a small street that was holding its own live Jazz festival, Casa Momus was a discovery of Marta’s that she was keen to try. Having flipped through the menu myself I was also sold and we hit it up for lunch. It was the happiest I’d been since arriving in Brazil….

The Christo Redentor

Day five is Mega Jesus day! Everyone knows you can’t go to Rio and not see Mega Jesus. In fact, even if you decide not to hang with the Jesus in person he’s pretty much an omnipresent figure (in Rio, not in the almighty sense) continuously gazing over the city. Though never at you because…

The Saga of the Blocked Toilet

*Warning: This story is pretty disgusting. If you’re weak of stomach, turn back now. For the same reason this story contains no images. Be grateful* It was always going to happen and in truth I’m surprised it took so long, but on the fourth day I awoke with a killer hangover. The night before, exhilarated…

Red Beach (Praia Vermelha)

Done with the Sugarloaf and dripping with sweat from the relentless heat and humidity, we took a detour to Red Beach. Having seen it from on high we knew it was both close and beautiful. Kind of like every girl I knew in high school once puberty kicked in, expect this place was attainable. We…

Sugarloaf Mountain

After failing to scale Sugarloaf Mountain the day prior we set off with this as our only goal in mind. Confronted yet again with the tsunami of wrongness that is the morning-after Carnaval streets of Rio, we headed for the closest metro station. Even though it was a different one from yesterday, this one was…

Beer In Brazil – Tasted and Wasted!

I drink a lot of beer. If you know me, that’s an understatement. If you don’t, it’s also an understatement but you’re probably not scoffing to yourself right now. Let’s just say I have ample experience in the consumption of fermented everything to claim a moderate level of knowledge and expertise. Because of that I’d…

Street Art In Brazil

Hey all, In our travels through Brazil so far we’ve spotted some truly fantastic street art. As residents of Berlin we’re huge fans of street art and of the people who create it (we’re not talking about you taggers) Brazil has an amazing street art culture, largely due to that fact that it is legal…

The Lumps Eat… Churrascaria Palace

Our second day coming to a close and we had to hit something with the local BBQ magic – Churrascaria. Churrascaria is generally served Rodizio style, in which it takes all of the meat, puts it on giant skewers, gives the giant skewers to waiters, and those waiters constantly shove it on your plate until…

Day 2 – Rio, Brazil – More Rio Streets

After a quick munch at the local bakery, a quick wave to the breakfast trannies, and a short planning session we’re off to explore more of the city. The smell is still potent, the piss, beer, and garbage stench now has the added tinge of post-party desperation. Small pockets of revelers have accumulated in the…

Rio – Escadaria Selarón

Day two and our first (post breakfast) trip is to the Escadaria Selarón, a gorgeous piece of art and lifelong achievement of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón. A series of too-many-to-count steps sandwiched between the Lapa and Gloria districts, much like a dollar bill in a strippers G-string. It runs up from the street level of Rua Joaquim…