Je bekijkt de reis...
11 augustus 2016
On our way to the Airbnb we passed the Sambadrome. This is a 750 meter long street with stands and it is used by the samba schools during the Carnaval parades. During the games it is the venue for the archery event. Out Airbnb is at a prime location, only a 5 minutes walk to the beach volleyball venue at the Copacabana. We will go there on Friday.
Only a few hours after our arrival we joined the crowds heading to the Olympic Park. The park is located in Barra da Tijuca, in the far west of the city and it is a rather long journey (from the tourist heart of Rio). It took us more than 1.5 hours to get from the Copabana to the handball venue in the park, despite the brand new metro line 4 and the express buses. The distances to walk (from the public transport hub to the park entrance and from the entrance to the venue) are OK and the same goes for the time it takes to get through the security check points, Barra is simply not in center of the city.
Our first event was the handball match between Netherlands and South-Korea. It was an exciting game which ended in a 32-32 draw. The Dutch team could have won if they would have scored the penalty throw in the dying seconds of the game, but they failed. We decided to not attend the next game and to head back to our Airbnb. It was already 09.00 PM and we had a long journey from Amsterdam to Rio de Janeiro and not much sleep.
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11 augustus 2016 19:50 | Door: Hinke
Het kwam goed uit zo'n spannende wedstrijd na zo'n vermoeiende reis.
We wensen jullie nog veel mooie wedstrijden toe.xxxx
Liefs van Hielke en Hinke.
12 augustus 2016 11:28 | Door: Martine
Leuk ! eerst fantastische verslagen vanuit down under en nu over de OS. De handbalwedstrijd was inderdaad super spannend. Geniet in Rio !