Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Day 9 our new place
This morning Alicia got to sleep in a bit before we headed to the hotel breakfast, packed our bags up, and went to catch a black cab. We were a bit nervous about hailing our first cab but we walked out the hotel 5 steps to the edge of the sidewalk where I stuck my arm out to the oncoming cab and in less then 30 seconds we were on our way. So easy. We were moving on to the flat I had booked for the next 8 nights. There is something comforting about being able to unpack and relax in a place for a week. Alicia and I now have our own rooms and there is a kitchen and living room. This is the view out the dining room window. We grabbed a few groceries and headed back to our flat for the week. At dinner time I went looking for a place for some take-away where I found Tia Maria. I was hoping it was Italian but it was Brazilian and everything I brought home was disgusting. We were very unhappy with this choice. Hopefully that is the end of crappy food.************** Lesson learned: it was incredibly windy today and with all the construction in the area and trees, bits kept blowing into our eyes. We wish we had worn our sunglasses.