Day 31:  Brazil & ?

I was sad to leave Sao Paulo today, but so excited for our next city.  In the morning Brian walked over the bakery that came recommended by our AirBNB host while I showered.  When he returned we ate our pastries before packing.  I made it through half of my pastry before I realized it was fuzzy.  Yes, my pastry had mold inside it.  I am not sure if there was mold on parts I had already eaten, but I could not eat anymore.  Besides, it was no where near as good as our pastries from Carlo’s Bake Shop.  Now that my tummy felt funny, which I’m sure was psychological, we started packing. 

We couldn’t figure out why my bag was so heavy and Brian’s was suddenly so light.  Later, we realized it was because my dirty laundry bag was in his suitcase on the way there and contained about 85% of my clothing, which were now clean and in my bag.  

After packing we made our third and final trip to Holy Burger.  Although, they are delicious.  I am good on burgers for awhile.  If it wasn't a thing in South America, I would be good on red meat for awhile, but I have a feeling there will be way more of that in my near future.

We checked out with Juliana before heading to the airport.  She is such a sweetheart.  She speaks no English, but we made do.  I definitely recommend staying at Thiago’s AirBNB when in Sao Paulo.  It is a large space and the area is great.  

When we finally got to the airport, we boarded the plane and sat on the runway for about an hour.  Typically this would irritate me to no end.  Stuck on a stuffy plane going no where, but instead I decided to surrender to what is and I watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  I know, for a Potterhead like myself (Go Hufflepuff) it is a little late.  However, it’s better late than never.  When we finally took off I was so ready, but I wasn’t anxious or irritated.  Sometimes we get to remember that it is what it is.  There are certain things in life that we cannot change and we just get to go with the flow.

By the time we landed in Buenos Aires. It was almost 2 hours after our scheduled arrival.  Our driver, Raul was no where to be found.  About 30 minutes later, we finally got a hold of him.  It was almost 11pm, but he was patient and understanding.  He helped us get our bags in his car.  He almost left without Brian, but I was able to stop him and Brian got in the car. 

Since it was so late, I was determined to stay up for my Journey Within small group call (shoutout to The Visionaries), but I was hungry and exhausted.  After we checked in to our tiny apartment in the Palermo neighborhood, we went to a restaurant down the street that looked busy called La Clotilde.  It was awful, but it did the trick.  I do not recommend going there.

After our VERY late dinner we went back to our apartment.  I was asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. 

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