Posted by: tim ellis | August 21, 2005

Brazil – 15 September 2002

Well really I should start on the 14th- but other than Discover The World getting the terminal wrong there isn’t much to say. I was able to check in all the way to Florianopolis but have to clear customs in Sao Paolo…

And that’s where the fun begins! The plane is about 40 -50 minutes late arriving and the queue for immigration fills the hall-it takes about an hour to get through although everything progresses smoothly – I also manage to locate the rest of the group-. Ian & his wife Brenda and Elizabeth (Didi). After immigration we have to collect our bags-it has taken so long they have turned the Conveyor off- clear Customs and then Get our bags loaded on to the ongoing flight – I make it with about 25 minutes to spare. Ian is cutting it finer as his bag has been damaged in transit. We all make it however so are able to leave Florianopolis airport together – and soon find Hugo and Enrico who have come to meet us. The hotel is some 80 km from the Airport and we detour via a beech where Whales were seen yesterday… They aren’t there today, although the scenery in the valley we drive through is worth the detour anyway!

After a quick guided tour and being shown to our rooms we convene for Lunch served by Rodrigo, the owners son whose English is a lot better than our Portuguese! Then its back to our rooms to unpack freshen up and otherwise recover before Dinner.



  1. […] Iguaçu Falls Image by tim ellis The Iguaçu Falls (or Iguassu Falls, or Iguazu Falls) are on the border of Brazil and Argentina. They consist of 275 falls along 2.7 kilometres (1.67 miles) of the Iguazu River. Some of the individual falls are up to 82 metres (269 feet) in height, though the majority are about 64 metres (210 feet). I went there in 2002 […]

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