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Jan 27, 2006 - Leaving Rio

Today we left Rio for Florianopolis on Santa Caterina Island. After a bit of shopping we went to the bus station and began the 18 hour journey. As we hadn't booked our tickets in advance the only seats available were at the back next to the toilet so we weren't in a good location smell-wise! The amazing views made up for it though! We passed first through favelas which went on for miles around Rio. Surprisingly there were lots of horses, mostly tethered on patches of grass but one was being ridden bare-back by a topless man in the pouring...

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