jetting off into the sunset
24.04.2010 - 24.04.2010
As the dust from the Icelandic volcanic eruption settles, my flight is confirmed and I find myself finally setting off for Rio de Janeiro, only a week later than planned. The past few days have been filled with frantic last minute research into hostels, buses and on-going transportation. I have been mixed with feelings of fear, excitement and nervous anticipation, but as I settle into my British Airways seat I can feel myself relaxing.
Outside my window, far below, small puffy clouds float above the Atlantic Ocean and as the skies change from bright blue to hues of pink and orange, I get my first glimpse of Brazil. Our flight path reaches Fortaleza in North Brazil, then turns South and we are to travel down the coast past Brasília, the capital city, before eventually reaching Rio de Janeiro in the South of Brazil.
As I see the cities laid out in a map of lights beneath me, I breathe in deeply feeling the excitement take over. This is the start of a big adventure…