Selarón Stairs and Lapa
Pablo was our guide for a night out in Lapa (party central of Rio). This area is really colourful and buzzing especially at night. We hung out on the Escala de Selaron, the tiled mosaic staircase where Snoop Dogg and Pharell sat in the Beautiful video, and there was an amazing close-up magician. Then we saw the Arcos da Lapa aqueduct which had a street food market and lots of music and people dancing. We had dinner at a cool Brazilian restaurant, and then went on to the Caipirinha making class. I made a mango caipirinha and several normal ones. The caipirinhas were enormous, like the size of a soft drink at the cinema, and very sugary. Pure rocket fuel, I was bouncing off the walls 😉 Anyone who visits Rio HAS to go out in Lapa, it has good vibes and huge, cheap caipirinhas. As the Brazilians say it was ´Legal!
Leon Matthias, England.