Monday, November 26, 2012

We are back!


First and foremost, I must say it is good to be back home! We had a wonderful time, but with a few setbacks :( 1. I got a cold and spent 2 days pretty much cooped up in the hotel room and 2. Shushu had to be taken to the emergency room because he developed a bloody stool (the runs) and vomiting, which I am attributing to emotional distress. He is doing well and was a bit depressed when we picked him up, but 1 hour after he got home and he was back to his old self :)

I will share the photos and my experience with you guys slowly, as to not bore you with my vacation tales.


 Above is the view from our room. The street is bustling with people.Even though is not yet high tourist season in the city, we saw people from all around the world and Brazil.

The day is bright at 05:30 am and we could already see people running and exercising.


About a hundred feet from our hotel was this little street market that sold everything from local artisan's work to Brazilian nuts and cacha├ža (sugar cane liquor). There are street artists and street sellers galore. Haggling is an absolute must, as they will charge more to tourists (my husband was in heaven as he loves to haggle.)

BTW, I flew back and forth sans medication (or alcohol). Very happy, I did not completely freak out and even enjoyed the flight at times. I was uncomfortable a couple of times, but I must say I feel I conquered my phobia of flying!!!!!!!

Glad to be back, I missed you all.


26 comments:

Nadia said...

Nice to hear you had a great trip. Hope to see more of it! XO

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm glad to hear that flying was not a big problem -- I was wondering how you were doing with that. I'm looking forward to more photos and tales of adventure. You probably caught the cold on the airplane -- all that recycled germy air -- tough break.

Lois said...

I found haggling quite challenging when in Mexico, it goes out of my comfort zone to haggle, but I learned!

tinajo said...

Please continue to share, it´s so fun! :-)

Kashmira said...

Good to have you back, and VERY glad you did well on the flights!

Jane of The Jewels said...

Welcome back and I'm glad to hear your flights were better than anticipated. I can't wait to see your trip photos! That street market looks fantastic.

ArtSings1946 said...

So happy to hear about your flying was not really a big problem ... you should be so proud of yourself ... these things are hard to overcome and you did it!! Beautiful pictures....I hear Brazil is booming.

Happiness always,
Jan

Francie M said...

You did it!! I'm very proud of you. I'm wondering how long the flight was - but it doesn't matter you handled it really bravely. Suppose I should put my big girl panties on too. Anyway it looks fascinating and I'm looking forward to more info on this most unusual holiday!

Em said...

Oh, I'm sorry you were sick...that always feels unfair when it happens during a vacation. (And sorry Shu was sick as well, poor wee thing.)

I love the pictures you've shared already and am eager for more. Such fun. And I'm glad you did well flying! Go you!

Buttons said...

I knew that flying thing would go the more you do it the easier it is.
I am so sorry about the illnesses but it looks like you manged to save some time for some fun. B

Creatively yours Fi said...

Welcome back Ana :)Good on you for confronting your phobia!!i look forward to seeing some more pics!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Traveling is always stressful. I'm glad you are home again and hope everyone feels better now. I'm anxious to see more of your travel pics! Sweet hugs!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Yay, you're back! I'm sooooo looking forward to the photos from your trip. I'm glad your flight went well. And don't worry about boring us with your trip. There is no way you can, so post away!

Riot Kitty said...

Welcome back. I'd love to be somewhere sunny right now. Who is Shushu?

turquoisemoon said...

So sorry about the cold...agree, probably got it on the plane. Can't wait to see more pics and hear all about your trip.

Red Shoes said...

Welcome back!!

:o)

~shoes~

Sulky Kitten said...

Welcome back! What a shame both you and Shushu were ill. Glad you're both over it - and that the flights weren't too bad for you.

Jess said...

Welcome back! Sounds like a stressful but exciting time. You'll look back at this holiday and forget how ill you felt I'm sure. :)
Thanks for sharing!
Jess x

Ola said...

nice to see you back and waiting for the further details of your trip!
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Loulou said...

Welcome back! Looking forward to seeing and hearing more about your trip.

Loulou

Kyra said...

Welcome back! Did you buy any fun art from the vendors?

Almost Precious said...

Looks like the weather was gorgeous for you and that, all-in-all, it was a lovely vacation (even though you did have a slight bout with an annoying cold :( ).

Sorry that Shushu was distressed but happy to hear he's better now.

The Market looks wonderful, can only imagine how much fun it was to browse through all the many different stalls. Bet you brought back several great souvenirs along with many fantastic memories.

La Dolce Vita said...

Welcome back ! waiting to hear about more of Brazil in your forthcoming posts. Sorry to hear about the few problem that you and Shushu faced but I am glad that you overcame your fear of flying !

Cristiane Marino said...

Welcome back Ana!

Elena said...

Welcome home! Sorry you got sick but glad you've conquered the fear of flight...woohoo!

Sherri B. said...

My response is a bit late, but I'm so glad you had a good trip (despite the few setbacks). I'm really happy you were able to fly without too much anxiety...high five to you! I look forward to seeing more photos, and I hope your sweet Shushu is feeling all better.