Postscript…Rio

(yes, this has been sitting in my drafts folder for weeks) Sometimes you see an iconic image so often that it takes away the surprise of arriving somewhere new, but not this time. Just five brief hours to spend in the centre of Rio and already I’m wishing I could stay, enchanted by the skyline…

Pictures are up

Here on Flickr, handily split into sets. Had to wrestle with flickr for over a week to get these up as the desktop uploadr kept crashing – tried reinstalling, resizing photos but could never do more than a few at a time. Yesterday it gave up completely – seems quite a few people on the…

When in doubt, buy plane tickets

I think that should be my new mantra, though it could get expensive! After comparing all the various options (it never ceases to amaze me how you can get a multi-stop open-jaw ticket with 6 flights cheaper than a return flight to one city. I don’t understand airline pricing, but I’m not complaining when we get…

Travel, or not

Rising costs etc means it looks like we can’t make our planned trip to Argentina until January. Still going to book the flights next month, but need more time to save for the rest. Hoping to take a short break somewhere in Europe in between – would love to go to St Petersburg but can…

Chemical Brothers in 50 words

Galvanise. What a tune to open with. I haven’t danced like that in a long time, and I really miss it. Out of Control, Star Guitar, always good to hear tunes that bring back memories. Great stuff. And it always seems we’re running out of timeWe’re out of control

Back

from a dazzling, perfect trip. So much to say, I don’t know where to start. So, for now, a few of the more surreal moments from our trip: ~ arriving in Manaus at 9.30 at night, still 32C and the Christmas lights are up~ watching Phantom of the Opera, dubbed into Spanish in a small-town…

This is it

T minus not enough hours… a little nervous but I’m sure once I get on the plane this evening I’ll be fine. So, a whistlestop idea of where we’re heading: – flying into Sao Paolo, and straight onto Manaus, where we’ll be for a couple of days. Love the sound of the floating dock and…

Random thoughts before the trip

~ going from 9C to 32C is going to be strange ~ Today is the first day that this actually seems like reality, I have just been too busy with work ~ OMG, I am actually going to go to Angel Falls ~ I don’t know any Portuguese. Maybe I’ll be vaguely useful in Venezuela…