Yes, the blog works!
I guess that temporary residence we stayed in the last time we came didn't have the same set up as you can get personally.
So, the internet man came this morning, hooked me up, and here we are!
So, yesterday went fairly smoothly but there is always an airport story, right?!
Leaving Rio was challenging. We had to go from Rio-Sao Paulo-Amsterdam-Atyrau.
We needed to collect our bags in Sao Paulo, so that KLM could send them striaght through to Atyrau, since our connection was only 45 minutes in Amsterdam.
Well, the local Brasilian airline didn't want to do that. They said the travel agent didn't book the flight right and that they had to send the bags to Amsterdam.
Well, after much discussion with supervisors, my husband and the travel agent, they finally decided that they could do that. Luckily we made the plane on time, were able to pick up our bags in Sao Paulo and be on our way.
The flights were fairly non eventful. My kids (and me!) loved traveling in business class. It makes such a difference on the long haul flights. the flight from Sao Paulo to Amsterdam took 11 hours...and being able to lay your seat almost flat is amazing!
The 45 minute stop was not a problem as I was worried it would be. The gates were fairly close, and we made it without too much effort.
When we land in Atyrau, everything went smoothly with the passports and visas, but we were missing 4 out of 5 bags.
I guess the 45 minute layover wasn't enough for them! So, we had to wait in line (several people were missing their luggage actually) and fill out a form. We should get them on tonight's flight....but we shall see.
So here are a few photos of the house we have...
my daughter is still sleeping (it's almost noon here!), and my son is out playing nerf gun battles with some new friends...life should be good here. I'm excited...I just hope that the month without my husband goes by quickly!