Rio de Janeiro is a marvelous city of extremes: opulence vs. poverty, pretty colonial buildings and modern villas vs. run down favelas, laid back atmosphere of the beaches vs. non stop energy of the night clubs. One day all the rich people are relaxing on Copacabana beach, then suddenly the whole favela descends down on them and everybody is running for their lives. Here is the penultimate place where we had our vehicle, La Terminator repaired. I was weighing selling the van and continuing on the bus, but gave it another chance. That chance got us as far as Belo Horizonte.