March 16, 2007
Most of my day was spent planning for my parents' visit. I bought plane tickets to Iguazu, where we'll stay for the first four days before returning to Rio. I also bought a plane ticket for me to go from Salvador to Rio. I got prices from several bus companies, but flying was still cheaper than taking the cheapest bus. That and the fact that the flight is only two hours whereas the bus ride is twenty-six sold me on the plane ticket. I also got about a week's worth of food for my upcoming excursion to a Chapada Diamantina National Park, which is one of the best parks in all of Brazil. My bus leaves for the small town of Lencois, on the edge of the park, in the middle of the night.