Because it was a travel day, it’s a short post. Most importantly, watch this:
That’s two blocks from where I’m staying in Rio de Janeiro. It’s warmer than usual (low to mid-90s) so people were hitting the beach in droves, even at 5 p.m. Expected heat index tomorrow: 102. I’ve got the next three days to explore the city (my beach time will come in a less crowded area next week).
Meanwhile, a word of caution for folks planning a trip here: the ATMs like to mess with you. The first three attempts to withdraw cash today failed for no apparent reason. I called the bank back home and they said try again, but at a different bank. That time it worked, for no known reason. Try Banco do Brazil.
Time to get food.