SABRINA'S BRAZIL TRAVEL DIARY #2
They have amazing cycle routes here, separated from the main roads and cars by raised pavements which makes it extra safe - it's a shame they can't replicate these in London.
Having been warned to wear absolutely nothing valuable in Rio due to crime, I have to say that I felt completely safe and I couldn't believe the number of police around – literally every 10 metres, which I guess is in preparation for the World Cup.
Everyone was so friendly. Along the way we saw a massive Havaina flip flop give away, met some cool locals making great beach jewellery and a lovely guy who had spent 15 days building an incredible sandcastle. He sleeps next to it to protect it and asks for donations to take a photo.
Tonight we are off to Fogo de Chao, a churrascaria, which is a steakhouse where you are served food based on a traffic light system - if your counter is flipped on green they keep serving you delicious flame grilled meat that they cut at your table from massive skewers - yum!