Saturday, October 30, 2010

Samba

Friday night in Rio means only one thing- party-time. Paul, the hostel owner took a group of us to experience the nightlife, Brazillian style, in an area called Lapa, known for its bars and live music.
Here after 10 p.m. the streets close to car traffic, and the people, the music and the drinks rule the night.
Imagine the sounds of homemade drums, eukelelies, and Portugese, mixing with vendors, hustlers, young people, old people, even babies, and you have just scratched the surface of Lapa. This wild scene goes on for street after street after street and continues until 5 am. I'll say a bit sheepishly here that we were not able to hang all night long and after a few beers and appetizers headed back to the hostel. The amazing thing is the whole thing didn't cost us more then $12.Its been a while for us, but I know a night like that in the US would be much more devastating to the wallet.

6 comments:

Samantha said...

ooh!! reading your posts has got me itching to get out of here again... happy to live vicariously thru you while i finish out my last 6 weeks of school! enjoy!

Travis and Maggie said...

Hey Sam, I'm beginning to think perhaps living vicariously is the way to go. This traveling is hard work and pretty expensive. I wish we had a boat that was anchored here! No no I'm not complaining, its awesome to be so out here, but man are we wiped out right now.

rob said...

Enjoy!

Samantha said...

i know how you feel. we were surprised how expensive costa rica was but we managed to spend only a couple hundred over budget. and we seemed to spend a lot of time relaxing, playing sudoku, which seemed odd but i think it was just the slower way of life that we're not used to here in the good ole USA.

Travis and Maggie said...

Yeah, Brazil was pretty expensive, or rather not any cheaper then Baltimore. It amazing how much things cost while travelling, especially with the whole finding places to stay. We chose the cheapest hostel which was $30 a night, but this was a private room with a bathroom. We feel really fortunate to have found this place, as all the other hostels were dorms that charged $15 for a bed. I'll post a link to this place, coz really I can't say enough how awesome it was to saty there and how great Paul, the owner was. But anyway, I'm looking forward to experimenting with sailboat travel, you know more snail like with the whole home thing right on your back.

Mid-Life Cruising! said...

Sounds like a great night, and another reason why I think a hostel sounds like a good idea... the owner showed ya'll around. Where are you gonna find a hotel that does that?