February 11, 2004

Freakin Hot

So Sarah and I arrived in Salvador, Brazil yesterday after about 27 hours of traveling, including a 7 hour lay over in Houston and a 9 hour flight from Houston to Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo didnīt seem too hot but Salvador is quite steamy. I think it is about 30 degrees and about 100% humidity. We shelled out 70 reals for our own room last night so we could get some sleep, which was kind of hard to do because there was a band playing in the street right next to where we were staying. But in the end the noise didnīt stop us from getting a good amount of sleep. Now we are just wandering around, looking for cheap bottled water and trying to figure out what to do next. I think that we might go inland for a few days before coming back for carnaval.

If anyone out there has a brain module for Portugese we could reall use one :) We tried reading over the phrase book on our flights but I donīt think much sunk in and very few people here speak English. But we hope that since we are staying in a more popular hostel tonight that we will meet a lot more travellers and have some people to talk to.

A big thanks to Ritchie and Chris for letting us crash at their place before we left. I miss your chilly living room already :) We will post some pictures soon but this computer seems to have blocked most ports, including ssh, so I canīt send a zip file of picts to antiflux and I donīt want to use the web upload feature of gallery, so youīll have to wait for pictures.

Posted by bforsyth at February 11, 2004 05:28 AM

Hey you guys, sorry I didn't get back to you before I left, my appartment cut out all the internet connections for us for a while, good to have it back. Uh, want to trade places, Helsinki is a bit chill, -13 today but clear and sunny, I opened my window sat in the sun and pretended I was on a tropical beach, ya right. Anyway, it rocks here, so much fun. You guys will have such a good time, your trip has just started. Oh ya and Ben you have the best tour guide now. Have a super time talk to you guys again soon.

Posted by: Allison at February 11, 2004 06:16 AM

ben - we miss our chilly living room too. yesterday I sold all the stuff you left here on ebay, and used the proceeds to fly chris and I to new orleans for mardi gras. thanks!

Posted by: r. at February 11, 2004 09:20 AM

b & s; Miss you both and our StepMania (TM) parties.
Wish you both well. I will try and keep updated on your log. Can't wait to see pictures. Best wishes:

Posted by: drj at February 11, 2004 10:26 AM

Your already bitching about the weather!

Posted by: Brett at February 13, 2004 11:16 AM

You're.... fuck.

Posted by: Brett at February 13, 2004 11:17 AM

i looked up some portuguese for you. this phrase may come in useful during carnaval, but then again it may not as you probably won't have to ask:
"posso eu ver seus peitos?"

Posted by: chou at February 14, 2004 12:08 PM

i can't get the picture of your bare ass off my digital camera. how do you un-protect it?

Posted by: davepop at February 14, 2004 12:09 PM

Sooo jealous!!!
Luv U

Posted by: Mom at February 15, 2004 09:17 PM

Ritchie, you should have bought a better stepmania dance pad with the money from our stuff, or gone to the Coachella festival. Dave, push the menu button when looking at the pictures on your camera. Brett, wash your mouth out, jeez

Posted by: benf at February 18, 2004 05:51 AM