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.
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 cachaça (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.