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Day 16 - Day of "Rest"

Rest meaning no soccer - travel day

sunny 75 °F
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We leave Rio and head for Brasilia today - no games to interfere, so it should be somewhat relaxing, except for the packing up and such. Leaving the hotel in Rio - we had a nice time here...
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Thought it might be a good day to show a few plain Jane local shots as well. Rio is really crowded and the drivers (in each town we have been in) seem to find their own lanes - motorcycles often riding the lines between the lanes...
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An interesting bridge in Rio on the way to the airport.
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Silliness at the airport, while Kate struggled to get her boarding pass (problem with her data in TAM airlines, I guess).
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This is our last domestic flight (and the last one with all 5 of us). Our experience is that all of the landings in Brazil are very rough (they hit hard, strong and brake quickly). But the flight was fine...
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And we were happy to be in Brasilia. Not sure if this picture really comes out well, but this artwork is actually on t-shirts pasted to a wall...
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Phil and Ivan exchanged some money from USD to Reals using an automated machine as well. Then we took our taxi rides to the hotel...
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Our new home is not quite as nice as the place in Rio, but is about 1/2 the price.
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It's about 4pm when we arrive and no food since breakfast (yes, I am feeling better). We head out about 5pm - we remember where Fogo De Chao was from our previous day visit here. Unfortunately, we have to wait until dinner time, because they don't open until 6:30pm. We found a little hotel lobby lounge to wait it out.
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Fogo De Chao is just like in the states - I guess - but perhaps the meat is even better over here? It is one of the most recommended places to eat and Ivan has been craving some "good food". We try our best not to eat ourselves sick, but are only marginally successful...
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On the way back we stroll through the mall to try and work off some of the meal. Just had to snap a shot of this store...
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Posted by wc2006 16:25 Archived in Brazil

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