17.09.2013 - 26.09.2013 30 °C
The flight from Perth to Rio via Dubai was not a lot of fun. To be completely honest I hate flying at the best of times and was hoping just to get some sleep but didn't get much at all. We flew with emirates so the service was pretty good although you get some strange breakfasts ( like brussel sprouts, spinach and boiled potato?) but the seats were small and not much leg room. When we landed, we were unable to get money out from any ATM at the airport which was really frustrating, and we managed to pre pay for taxi to our hostel (Kaza rio) at the airport which was about half an hour away. We have only just had a chance to shower and get money out so I would warn anyone travelling to rio that VISA cards are hardly accepted at any machines so bring reals if you can. We are going to try to learn some Portuguese to tide us over as people don't really speak Spanish or English very much here. We are just trying to work out where abouts we are and how we can get around safely at the moment. Catching an early night.