June 18, 2010
Long haul flights from South America generally tend to leave in the evening, usually between 7pm and 1am. The airlines do this so that you arrive first thing in the morning and can catch any connecting flight you may need… which is nice for travelers.
The flight schedule does make things a bit inconvenient prior to departure, though. Even with a late hotel check-out, you’ll have about 5 hours to kill before heading to the airport.
This happened to me yesterday in Rio, so I took the opportunity to work on my tan a little bit on Ipanema beach. Even though it was just a normal winter weekday afternoon yesterday, you would think they were having a supermodel convention at the beach given the abundance of bronzed beauties.
It’s no wonder why Brazilians are so carefree about life… how can you feel despondent when you’re immersed in warm weather, sunshine, mountains, the ocean, and gorgeous, friendly people?
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