It’s time to leave the apartment we rent via airbnb. Two weeks of some sort of vacation and getting used to the climate, to have an ocean between us and Sweden (the first thing Jon said to me after we arrived: “I want to go home”), to the traffic and how extremely slow people are in stores. We have enjoyed our stay here. The apartment as said before is located in Santa Teresa/Lapa/Centro and that location is pretty great. We have been able to walk most everywhere. We are happy that we didn’t stay in the Santa Teresa mountains – it would have been harder to reach bars/clubs/stores in the night.
Some pictures of the first two weeks from the neighborhood
The room – it’s small but it works (I think this is what we in Sweden refer to as “effektiv planlösning”).
A cinema in Santa Teresa.
On our way up to Santa Teresa.
We are ready to move and explore more. We are staying in Rio for a couple of more days before we leave for Ilha Grande. Tomorrow a new era will begin for me – the hostel life. I have only stayed in a hostel once before in Barcelona and that was a non-pleasant experience. But this hostel near the Ipanema beach looks fine and have good reviews so I’m in a good mood. Jon thinks I’m a bit ridiculous and I am sure that I am.