First things first, let me introduce myself….I am one of Maurice’s good friends, Tina. He asked me to do a guest blog about my adventure to Brazil. Back in May of 2013, a friend of mine named Robyn and I traveled to Brazil for the month. We were both turning twenty-three while we were in Brazil and up for an amazing time and adventure. We honestly didn’t know who we were going to stay with when we arrived but were not really worried about it. We had both lived in Fortaleza Brazil for some time and had a lot of friends who could help us find a place to stay. We had two guy friends, Jeremy and Witt showing up from Utah in a couple of days and would meet up with them and then continue our adventure down the coast of Brazil.
I ended up running into a friend of my brother’s on the airplane flight from Atlanta Georgia to Sao Paulo Brazil. His name is Jason. Jason was traveling with a friend to Sao Paulo Brazil for his own adventure! So here is a random side note, Robyn and I were traveling with buddy passes. We ended up getting bumped up on this flight to first class! It was amazing flying first class on a buddy pass. Jason and his friend ended up coming up to first class and hanging out with us for a little bit until they got caught and sent back to their seats.
We arrived in Sao Paulo and had hours until the next flight to Fortaleza so we decided to look up an old friend. We were able to hang out with this friend and he and his wife were gracious enough to drive us to the airport to catch our flight. Funny story though…we booked our flight and then missed our flight because we are not used to military time and didn’t put two and two together until it was too late. The airport attendants were so kind and helped us get a new flight the next morning and they helped us find a hotel, across the street so we wouldn’t miss our next flight, the next morning.