We are off today

Trip Start Jun 22, 2013
Trip End Aug 27, 2013

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

We are off today

I had my last short back and shine (haircut) and shave last night

I asked the driver and guide if there was anything they missed from the UK,

A crunchy, a bag of Haribo and Branston Pickle, so that is what I am taking for them

I have left Anne with 3 chicks to bring up (they might be ready to join the rest by the time I get back)

So that's it, we are on our way now,

I am going via Washington, I even needed to get a visa for the US, even though I am just passing through

I have never been to Washington,

I am not going to be able to have a look around either, not really here long enough anyway, and I don’t think they will let me off the airport or even leave the 'secure’ area, so it will just be a case of wandering around for nearly 12 hours waiting for my connecting flight to Rio (I am really glad I put plenty of audio books on my iPod and films on my external hard drive)

Maybe I will get to have a look around Washington one day on another trip or holiday

So it’s cheerio people, catch you all in Rio, bye for now

An update.......

The hostel I will be staying at is The Art Hostel Rio, I had a look at TA,  there is a mixed bag of reviews on there, but its where we are going to be meeting up

I'll post a few photos when I get there
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Anne on

Well i will see you when you get back so look after yourself and keep safe
Let see what photos we are going to get hope they are as good as the last ones
Take care

Cassandra on

Looking forward to exploring with you again - have a brilliant trip and be safe! :)

Love The Whiteleys'

greekcypriot on

So, this is it Derrick, out for another adventure.
Have a nice trip and looking forward to start reading your stories.

linda bird on

safe travels my friend, enjoy your travels...

travelmonster on

Bon voyage!

Jim on

Have a good trip mate- looks like you need a bit of help carrying that lot.........

derrick241 on

Well we have arrived at Washington (Dulles) airport and it is living up to its name, its big and boring, cant go anywhere, and for an airport this size there isn't much going on, not a lot of aircraft coming or going

The usual jobs worth on security (they really don't like to search people or use a wand)

So it was everything out of my bag and a couple of times through the arch, but I have lots of time, so I just play their games and get through

I wouldn't mind, but I aint even going anywhere, this is just for a flight connection in 8 hours time

My bag may look heavy, but its well under 18 Kilos and that includes my tent and mattress, I am quite pleased with that

Okay, another proper entry when I get to Rio

mmbcross on

The Art Hostel doesn't look too bad at all. It's in a good location and I bet it will be much better than most of your accommodations on previous trips in Asia.

derrick241 on

Different company's, different values,

But it would be severely pushed to be worse than some of the places, as you say

Peggy on

The Art Hostel is okay, and in a pretty good location. But as with any hostel, keep your stuff locked up.
We are in Curitiba for a couple of nights and back in Rio on Monday late morning. We hope to do a favella tour and a couple of other things. See you soon.

Deepti on

Hi..its really nice to see ur blog with full of adventure again.. I hope this time u will not need to fight with bad people :P
U changed ur rucksack i think so... but green is my fav. colour so it is looking good. best of luck for ur trip and enjoy lotssss...

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