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Day 389 Sao Paulo, Brazil: Got tickets…

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Got my tickets.

Finished my entries for South America.

Toured the city center.

Tomorrow I fly to Africa. That is if I can get there. My flight is at 2:30pm and the Brazil vs. Ghana game is at noon. What happens is that about a half an hour before the game, the entire city shuts down. If I don’t get on my way by noon, I will be paying to find out how much money it will take to make a Brazilian miss a futbol game. Not good.

Day 388 Sao Paulo, Brazil: The boot hunt.

Monday, June 26th, 2006


The flight was a blur. In and out of REM sleep, barely able to stay awake long enough to drink my plastic cup of Guarana, and eat the two packets of crackers. We arrive and I want out. Usually I am the reserved passenger who has way too much free time and just sits in the seat until everyone else gets off. This time I was one of the passengers who is up before the place comes to a complete halt. I knew I was sleep deprived and cranky when I wanted to yell at the idiots up front who canít follow the person in front of them and get off the damn plane. I am still in a shitty mood when I slice my way to the front of the luggage turnstile thinking about kicking the luggage carts out of my way as they clog the front row. Lazy bastards. My mood is a bit better as I find the public bus stop. No taxis and I have even given up on using the airport shuttles. I am the bus man.
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Day 387 Salvador, Brazil: 17 hours of waiting.

Monday, June 26th, 2006
IMG_2803.JPG As I sit in the airport on hour 12, I figure its a good time to get some of these last entries finished. Now, why 17 hours of waiting? Well, at the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 386 Barra, Brazil: Rainy days

Monday, June 26th, 2006
100_3147.JPG It was the usual sunny day in the morning, but earlier in the evening the rain came and didn?t stop. About the only productive thing I did for the day beyond the beach ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 385 Barra, Brazil: Back at the beach.

Monday, June 26th, 2006
100_3140.JPG Breakfast was a little earlier at this place, but with the thoughts of a sun filled morning on the beach, I was up in plenty of time. I was pleasantly surprised when they ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 384 Salvador, Brazil: Carnaval Bahia.

Monday, June 26th, 2006
IMG_2795.JPG After breakfast I grabbed my stuff and headed out. That is one big difference when you travel Brazil. They believe in breakfast. Even in the cheapest dive you get some sort ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 383 Salvador, Brazil: Happiness is the beach.

Monday, June 26th, 2006
100_3142.JPG Although I had spent time in Rio, probably the most famous beach town in the world, I was staying a little off area so my access was a bit difficult. Here, I walk ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 382 Salvador de Bahia, Brasil: Back to the beach.

Monday, June 26th, 2006
100_3144.JPG Rio was fun but its still a big city. I was looking to relax and that is why I chose to spend some time in the north of Brazil as well. Salvador, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 381 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Rio futbol.

Monday, June 26th, 2006
IMG_2790.JPG Game day. It was that same anticipation as what went on in Sao Paulo, but here it was like getting ready for the big party. People were out in droves in their flourescent green ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 380 Rio de Janeiro, Brasil: Dead manís vacation.

Monday, June 26th, 2006
IMG_2748.JPG Only two real eventful things to go over today. I'm not sure which order to go, but since I like to take care of the bulky easy things first before the hard stuff, ... [Continue reading this entry]