After 10 years of dreaming we at last set off on our family adventure. Charlotte and Bella travelled in from Marseille, and Emily and I from London; to meet in Lisbon for our TAP flight to Fortaleza in the north of Brazil. The plane was from one of Take Another Plane’s (TAP’s) more vintage collections, with an entertainment system from the 80s.
After 10 minutes of watching “Isle of Dogs” in Portuguese we were all out cold.
Charlotte and I are a little wary of Brazil as we know from Vera that it can be a hard place, and that safety is a concern. What will we find when we get off the plane?!? As you see from the photo above, Fortaleza has a shiny new airport and we were greeted by our friendly Brazilian transfer driver. One of the first things we saw is how little street lighting there was on the 45 minute journey up to Cumboco. There were lots of people around, but so little light. We arrived tired, but happy to have got away. And our kind hosts had left us two ice cold Cerveja to welcome us to Brazil. “Legal!”