I love our family vacations. It does not get much better than to take the family somewhere. We love seeing different places. Also love trying different kinds of food. We just love having fun together. I love my family and would not trade them for anything. Our last vacation was amazing. We went out of the country for the first time. We went to Brazil. What a beautiful country to visit. The family and I loved it. The only bad thing about it was the 12 hour flight. We flew to Rio.
We left the airport and it was night. When we woke up it was daytime. We were in Rio. It was a bit of a culture shock at first. We got use to it pretty quick. The first thing we had to do was eat. Having the airplane food just was not enough. We were very hungry. So our taxi driver took us to a place on the beach. We ate some locally caught fish. They told us this fish was just caught. It does not get much better than that! It is always nice eating the local cuisine. It was nice to walk on the beach after such a wonderful meal. I am sure that you have heard of the beaches in Brazil. They are so beautiful.
The hotel rooms were a little different. Honestly, they were a lot different from the United States. It took us about 10 minutes to get the lights on. Our door key had to turn them on. They had a credit card like machine on the wall. To be able to turn the lights on we had to put our door key in to that device. That was just something we were not familiar with. We had a good laugh about it. Use your key to unlock the doors and turn on the lights!
Brazil is such a beautiful place. The beaches were the best I have ever seen. Also the country side was just gorgeous. The one thing that was amazing to see was the Christ the Redeemer statue. We could even see it from the airplane. Almost everywhere we went you could see the statue. So we had to take a tour of it. It took us about an hour to get to. It was so high up. I never would have guessed that it was that high up. Our cab driver took us up to where you buy tickets for the tour. Then you had to take another bus to get to the statue. Once the bus dropped you off you still had about a 10-15 minute walk. Also I had shorts on when we got there. We were so high up I got cold. It was very cold on top of the mountain. Still worth getting a little cold to see it.
It was hard to touch base with people back home though. It was expensive to buy internet for your room. Like twenty dollars a day. The lobby had free Wifi. It was only free for an hour at a time though. My brother uses Broadconnect USA Telecom products for his business. So I was able to contact him very easily. He was really the only person I could get in touch with. Brazil was the best though. Remember to try Acai too!!