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1. Posted by Brian Emma (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y

ola, so here i am at home in Dublin and the sun is going down ,gettin dark and rainin too and no matter what i do i cannot get the feeling to go away, must have have about 10 smokes in about 3 hrs, i've no nails felt. the feeling tis a bit hard to explain . My mother put the chrimbo lights up to get me in the mood, this will be the 1st time ever away for Xmas and the New year to, they even orginaised a going away party tonight and we dont fly till sunday morning,.
i;m all packt but im getting the feeling like i'm forgetting something, not sure,

Pasport: check
tickets: check
money: check
clothes: check
head: needs to be checked

Any suggestions?

Rio,paraty,curitiba,foz de iq,campo grande, santa cruz,

we have accom booked for all except for curitiba and campo

2. Posted by i c e (Respected Member 326 posts) 8y

LOL. Dude, You gotta stop worrying. That feeling is all in the fun of travelling!! That's the feeling I live for!

Any thing you forget will make your trip that much funner and more exciting!!

Have fun

Fique um Deus,


3. Posted by Brian Emma (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y

respect mo chara, so had a bash last night that the folks threw for us,,was a bit sad .like my nan is 89 and maybe that coulda been the last time is see her, it was sad in a away ..... was out getting the last few things in the shops and NOW my bag is closed ..zipped...done.
heading out for a few JD's with some friends tonight, ther'y all jealous some envy us..but hey we gotta do it..i gotta do this..for me and for emma.

i'm gonna try and keep this thread going over my travells for all to view,,

talk soon Gringo's.

Slán leat.


4. Posted by i c e (Respected Member 326 posts) 8y

All Americans aren't gringos!!btw!

You should start a blog.. to document your trip. you can upload photo's and all....

have fun,


5. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 8y

Hey Brian....Ya gotta just chill. It'z only a trip. I will say that Latin America is pretty hectic over the Christmas holidays, so stay focused.

All Americans ARE gringos....if they aren't they say that they are Americans BUT...I came from Israel, or Canada, or Mexico, or......

Good luck Brian, have fun. Try to relax, because I assume that's the point.

6. Posted by Brian Emma (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y

ola, it's 0106 and we're back in my mates gaff, he says that he's so proud. " every plant is a female.. 12 plants's unreal..".. cant believe that the flight is at 0845 in the morning.. im gonna pay for it in the morning...... but hey its a 12 hour flight,

oiche maith

7. Posted by Brian Emma (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y

it's like a dream

8. Posted by i c e (Respected Member 326 posts) 8y

I don't know if your still speaking English but I think you've lost all of


9. Posted by Brian Emma (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y

finally here after 31hours since leaving for dublin..
our flight to london was delayed by 30mins and in turn we missed our connection flight, they told us that all flights were full for tho next 3 days, so we had to fly from london to New York and from there to San Paulo then to Rio, but we're here and its lashing rain but still warm,, got a joe maxi to the hotel and the taxi driver was pointing out things to us like the mare's house, train station , were they hold the carnival etc etc,, quite hungry now , so getting clea\ned up and heading out ,,

talk soon

10. Posted by Shazer (Budding Member 29 posts) 8y

oh my god.
how amazing to witness the immediate pre and post departure!
anyone notice that despite the flight difficulties brian is sounding quite chilled after all??

i am going to be in the same position in precisely 30 days and i am beginning to feel anxious and nervous...exciting!! but still, beginning to actually take notice of the people who keep saying how dangerous it is in south america etc..

how are you finding it brian? coming from dublin!?

perhaps i am feeling anxious cos i have nothing booked and nothing prepared! although its the way i want to travel, i am wondering how responsible i actually ought to be!

i hope you guys are having a great time in Brazil! ENJOY!!