Rio de Janeiro
March 17ths (0 nights)
After Ilha Grande had to be skipped, i arrived at the bus terminal in Rio and went straight to the Copacabana Hotel. I planned to stay 4 nights in Rio at least.
I checked in, went to the pool reading a book and checked my flight status – no information yet. I was curious whether Rio flights will be still going in the next days and decided to to call Lufthansa. No success with German numbers, so after a couple of tries i got hold of some FTL Hotline in Rio. I was told the last direct flight will go today (in approx 2,5 hours) and they don’t know anything else yet. I decided to better get home earlier and went right to the airport. Due to the fact, that EU only allowed immigration from european citizens, 25 people were unloaded from the flight and i was lucky to receive a short term slot back to Frankfurt. Turned out, it was the last direct flight and the plane was full of diplomatic people getting home also. I made a picture from the copacabana from the taxi only. The weather was super cloudy, so i didn’t even see the Sugarloaf mountain or the statue of Christ the redeemer from the distance…. to be continued in Rio!!!!