Well here we are. On the train from Leeds to London ahead of our departure from the UK tomorrow.
It still doesn’t feel real if I am honest. The last few weeks have been a blur of shopping (though still not sure we have everything we need and probably lots that we don’t), packing (both bags and house) and the most intense programme of socialising as we say goodbye to friends and family.
I don’t feel anywhere near as prepared as I think I should be. The amount of research done on the actual places we are going to visit has been very limited – though we have had some great recommendation emails (thank you).
We have a 14 hour flight to Brazil tomorrow so plenty of time to read the Lonely Planet in what is the equivalent to doing our homework on the bus to school.
Having checked the weather forecast for Rio for the rest of the week – at least the waterproofs look like a good investment!