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Old 31 May 2007
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Rio questions

Hi All,

i am riding up the coast to Rio tomorrow. Anyone got any accomodation or parking tips? My spanish isn't much good here Can anyone recommend a school for a few lessons to get some basics? Is anyone gonna watch the football on friday? The road is as beautiful as everyone says!

Sorry to everyone for being crap with emails. I will catch up in Rio.

Thanks for any info!

Paul
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If you have camping gear try this site Web Camping They have several places listed I stayed at the CCB place a couple of times but I think you may have to be a member. If not try one of the several Love Motels but be ready for mirrors on the ceiling and a lot of noise all night plus you can only stay up to 6 hours. If you stay less you pay by the hour!
Hope this helps. Rio is a great city and Maracana is a very large stadium.
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Hello Paul,
Rio is a fantastic place. I stayed there also and found a very nice place quite near the copacabana beach. It is called the "Newtons roof top" and is a back-packers hotel. Quite cheap and offers sat-TV in the mainroom as well as free Internet (1 Computer for all). Newton speeks also English as I belive to remember. The Maracana stadion is great, you can get there with the buses (dont ride by bike if you do not know where it is, you will maybe get lost). Try the fantastic juices at the juicebars. In case it is hot try ACAI, an icy drink (I used to love it).

Food you will find near down the road in a 24h Pao de Acugar-Store.

Depends what kind of Bike you have Newton, the guy how owns it, even allows you to parks your bike within the lower floor. Well for my bike it did not work since it was to wide.

Well but in case you it does not work, there are two parkings just next to his place. When standing in front of the hostal (hostal in the back) cross the street and turn left. cross the little street, there is a little mall with a parking. well it is quite expensive. So we asked the parking house (you will find when following the little street you just crossed bevor). At the next corner cross the street and there you are. normaly the guy just lets the spaces just for months, but he makes exeptions. Be kind and nice and maybe it works also for you.

here is the direction:
Bead and Breakfast “Newtons`s rooftop”
Rua Siqueira Campos 182
Copacabana – Rio de Janeiro
Phone: 2256 -5496
Mail: newtonsrooftop@openlink.com.br
Page: www.newtonsrooftop.com
GPS: S22°57.935 W43°303
Price: 20Reais/Pers

about the road from Sao Paulo along the sea: It is really nice and you will pas by some very nice little villages. Here I have you some additional adresses for that area:

Hotel/Pousada “da Charuta”
Rua Renne Vigneron 91
Itaguá – Ubatuba / SP
Phone: (12) 3833-6794
Fax: (12) 3836-1656
Mail: pousadacharuta@terra.com.br
Page: www.ubatubafacil.com.br/charuta
www.ubatuba.com.br/charuta
GPS : S23°27.394 W45°03.701
Höhe: ~3m
Parking: next to the house (no problems)
Price: 48Reais/2 Pers

Pousada Angra Antiga
Rua Arcebispo Santos 22
Centro – Angra dos Reis
GPS: S23°00.566 W44°19.190
parking: 1 Moto in the entrence, 1 Moto on parking near hostal for 5Reais/ Day
Price: 15Reais/Pers.

When coming from east, I have you this hostal in Buzios. You get into towncenter by minibus, where you will find discos with mainly Rio-people and cariocas:

Pousada “Surf Geribá”
Condomino Bosque de Geribá
Rua Amendoeira 3
Geribá, Buzios, Rio de Janeiro
Tel: (22) 2623-3605 / 2623-2847
Mail: pousadasurfgeriba@yahoo.com.br
Page: www.pousadasurfgeriba.com.br
GPS: S22°46.569 W41°55.151
Parking: In the backjard

Well, enjoy your ride and let me know, in case you need some more info.

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