Tag Archives: Brazil

Four Nights in Brazil Conclusion: IGU-GIG-JFK on TAM Coach, exploring GIG, and AA Upgrade Shenanigans

I was originally scheduled to take an early morning flight from Foz do Iguassu to Sao Paulo, then fly Sao Paulo to Lima, Lima to JFK, overnight in JFK, then fly to DCA in the morning.  The schedule changed such that my connection in Sao Paulo was 40 minutes, which… Read more »

Four Nights in Brazil, Part 5: Sheraton Iguazu and the Argentine Side of Iguazu Falls

I could have just done a day trip from Foz do Iguassu to the Argentine side of the falls, but I decided that the Sheraton in the park on the Argentine side seemed more relaxing given the extra time I had. And while I had 2 more expensive taxi rides, it… Read more »

Four Nights in Brazil, Part 4: One Side of the Falls:  TAM from Rio (GIG) to Foz do Iguacu (IGU), the Wyndham Golden Tulip, and the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls

This is Part 4 of a series of trip reports on my November trip to Rio de Janeiro and Iguazu Falls. In this post, I’ll cover my trip from Rio to Foz do Iguacu, and my stay on the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls. Note, there is no traffic at… Read more »

Four Nights in Brazil, Part 3: Man Plans, Brazil Laughs– 40 Hours in Rio and the Caesar Park Hotel by Sofitel

This is Part 3 of a series of trip reports on my November trip to Rio de Janeiro and Iguazu Falls. On my ticket to Iguazu, I could book a stopover in Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro for no extra cost. At first I was planning on doing Sao… Read more »

Four Nights in Brazil, Part 1: AA-enabled Drunk on DCA-JFK and JFK-SCL on LAN’s 787

This is Part 1 of a series of trip reports on my November trip to Rio de Janeiro and Iguazu Falls To start my trip to Brazil, I had to get myself to New York. I fly AA’s DCA-JFK route probably 10 times a year, and it’s never been very… Read more »

2015 Index and YWW Year in Review

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It’s a bit late, but here is my 2015 travel year in review post.  It was a huge travel year for me, as I hit 5 continents and did more long-haul flying than I’d ever done before. It was a lot of mileage redemptions, and low on the mileage earning… Read more »

Brazil Mileage Run Preview

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My October and November have been a little more hectic than anticipated due to my decision to buy a condo and move in between two international adventures.  But I *will* get back to blogging about my Korea and Taiwan adventure– especially given the lengthy coach flights and long layovers I… Read more »