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17 February 2012
In a Rio state of mind

oktapodi and friend at the Carnival Tourism Office
oktapodi and friend at the Rio Carnival Tourism Office

The last two days have been pretty stressful, but, as always, oktapodi has managed to make new friends and maintain a cheerful disposition. Mark and I are just happy we haven't yet killed ourselves (or anyone else) after driving around Rio for two days. Operating a motorized vehicle here is a psychotic experience on a good day, but during Carnival, fugetaboutit. (Surprisingly, my daily Beltway training seems to be paying off! We've decided me driving + Mark navigating is the best way to preserve what little sanity we have left.) Nonetheless, samba ball & parade tickets are now in hand, the car is back in the garage where it belongs, and once we get a nice shower and a nap we'll be ready to explore the city the right way: on foot and via public transport!

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Re: In a Rio state of mind
glad you arrived safely! have a blast!
Posted by wanderinglaura on February 17, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Re: In a Rio state of mind
Thanks LZ! Have been drinking many cold beers, but I think we're ready for some capirinhas. :)
Posted by sonia on February 17, 2012 at 2:08 PM

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