I am so sorry for disappearing but I had some important business to take care of - and then I went on vacation to Brazil! Because of the important business I didn't really believe that the trip would happen until shortly before I left, and I was afraid to jinx it, so I didn't write about it beforehand.
In any case, Brazil was fantastic and I want to go back! Beautiful country, wonderful people, great food, awesome beaches... All the things I like. I haven't downloaded photos yet but will do so shortly - just need to find the cord!