Friday January 9, 2015 (Brazil, Planning, Preparation, Rio, South America)
Well, we made it safely here! Flight was fairly uneventful. City bus took a dog's age to get us kinda-sorta-close to where our hostel was. Then we wandered with our bags to catch a cab to take us the rest of the way. Checked in, went out to grab some groceries and had a small meal at a nearby restaurant. We're actually on day 2 here, but Sandra's hungry and wants to eat post haste so I figure I'll just pop a couple of "here's us packing" shots on here from before we left and come back and add another post later to add the real goods. So here's us packing. Doesn't look like a year's worth of stuff, but it sure does feel like it when you're trying to cart it around on your back.
Oh, and just to make you suckers back in Canada jealous, I've also included the incredibly varied weather forecast over the next couple of days. Summary: it's hot and sunny. Sorry.
Also, here's a tip you'll need for the future of this blog: click on the first picture to open up a gallery and then just go through the photos. The little thumbnails here will do ugly things like cut off Sandra's beautiful face. But then you can see her in all her glory with a single click, so I'd recommend that approach.