Escadaria Celaron

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Yesterday I woke up and finally decided to go to Santa Teresa, a hippy – bohemian – artistic neighbourhood. My favourite area in Rio so far, and very close to where I’m currently staying (still staying with Jorge… I am moving out tomorrow and I will really miss him!)

The first thing I wanted to check out was the Escadaria Celaron, a staircase made of tiles by a crazy Chilean guy with a big moustache. As soon as I got there I met two Spanish guys who were pretty much doing the same walk with me, so we spent the afternoon together (and I finally found myself in pictures – it’s so nice to have someone to take pictures of you for a change!

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We walked around the area and finally made it to a strange building which offered some very cool views of the city. Much better than from up the Cristo statue, in my opinion.

In the evening we went for some blues and beer – or beer and blues – to a bar with over 100 different beers, many of them European. Leffe was about 8 Reais, or less than 4 euros. Talk about globalisation…

I loved the concert, the singer had lots and lots of energy, so I went to talk to him after the show. He told me his father had passed away a few hours earlier. Well… THAT was quite a shock… I spent the rest of the evening thinking about it. I may see that band again somewhere, but it’s never gonna be the same…

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About Vanidio

I was born in Athens, Greece, and left at the not-so-tender age of 27 to go to London for a master's degree - or, rather, to go experience the city. I worked there for a while, and after four years I decided to move back to Athens, and got a really boring job with a decent (more than decent) salary. In December 2011 I took a year off work, and travelled to Latin America, Europe, Greece and the Middle East. When I came back, I spent quite a bit of time trying to fit in and organise my "normal" life - or decide that I don't really want a "normal" life. At that time, travelling was more important to me than almost anything else... And then things changed a bit, as I got an offer from a foreign company to organise tours for foreigners in Athens. Dream coming true? Yes! We've done a few tours so far, and hopefully more are coming... let's see! And then things changed even more, as I met a nice, handsome foreigner through one of these tours. And we are now living together, and planning our next trips together :) Life is strange, isn't it!

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