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Color+City and Color+Lisetonga Hostel

With the head line “Mais Cor Por Favor” (More color please) Color+City is a movement for making our cities and streets more colorful. It connects the people who paint, a.k.a. artists, with people who control urban spaces and are willing to donate the right to paint. How?

• Are you an owner? It is as simple as donating wall, uploading a cool picture of it and waiting for artist to contact you.

• Are you an artist? It is as simple as browsing through available spaces, book it and then over next 35 days make it happen.

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A grey street does not invite you to live a dream. It is easy to throw away some rubbish in a grey street. Less so in a colorful lively beautiful street. This is the way in which we, in Lisetonga hostel, want to contribute to make Ladeira Ary Barroso a colorful lively beautiful street.

To encourage the participation of artist from outside Rio de Janeiro, we also offer bed and breakfast for the time of art work, with limit up to 20 days. Contact us, or look for us in Color+city.

Lisetonga.

Smile. It’s a nice day.

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We proudly received Pope Francis in Leme for a mass.

These days Leme and Copacabana, and, well, whole Rio de Janeiro is home to thousands of young pilgrims, that came here for JMJ, or Jornada Mundial de Juventude.

we are here campaign_popeWe hope and pray that all those nice and beautiful words and ideas will not become just that. Words and Ideas, and rather they will become bold ACTS.

Acts to make the good prevail. As Vaclav Havel used to say,

“Love and truth must win over hate and lie”.

Welcome Pope Francis and be listend to, shall your listeners act upon your words.

Lisetonga.

Smile. It’s a nice day.

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Ester treating neighbours (Parrot vs Cat).

Cats can be very particular about who and what they’ll tolerate. But they can also be laid back and learn to get along with just about anyone – as we are just learning with Ester and our neghbour cat. See for yourselves.

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Julian and Luis are apparently having great time showing Ester how to treat neighbours. Mutual tolerance (and maybe some curiosity) is obviously there. We suggest that in the interests of cross-species communication, Ester should learn to meow. That may take a while though.

As of now, all the relationships are held at a diplomatic paw’s length and under supervision of Julian and Luis as facilitators.

Lisetonga

Smile. It’s a nice day.

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Our worst review on Trip advisor.

Everyone loves Reading bad reviews :-)

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This this the worst we have on Tripadvisor out of ninety that we have as of the date of this post. So what happened?

We failed with organization of transfer from airport to hostel and we overbooked one bed. This was our mistake and we strongly felt we should compensate Matias, our guest, for it. We decided to return the money for the night, as it was the right thing to do.

Luckily, Matias appreciated all the other good things in Lisetonga Hostel, suchas overall cleanliness, our nice and cute bathroom and smiling staff. Well yes, there is a hill, but it helps to burn out that caipirinha or feijoada from the night before, so we actually like it.

But hey, this is the WORST thing that our Tripadvisor guests noted? We still think it’s a pretty cool place to be, this Lisetonga Hostel. Don’t you?

Lisetonga

Smile. It’s a nice day.