Monthly Archives: October 2012

Cristo Redentor

Fly from Rio to Chicago. One hour connection in Sao Paulo: ok or ugh?!

Cristo Redentor

I was in Rio de Janeiro for business this last week. I have been dreading the Rio to Chicago return flight: I fly back to Chicago through Sao Paulo with only a one hour connection time. I didn’t pay attention when I booked my trip, but when I was in Rio, I called United Airlines twice to discuss my options. One hour is really too short.

The first call, the United person offered to rebook me on some flights that would get me to Chicago 4 to 8 hours later at a cost of ~$300. She acknowledged my concern about how short the connection time was but said it was within company policy. I didn’t do anything. Continue reading

Sugarloaf Mountain

Rio de Janeiro Tourist Day – Cristo Redentor and Pão de Açúcar

Poolside at the Promenade HotelI was in Rio on business for the week. On the day of the arrival, my host took a group of us on a site seeing tour of the city, featuring the famous Christ statue, Christ the Redeemer, and the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain. Our driver picked up at our hotel on the Avenida Das Americas and the first stop was Cristo Redentor. Continue reading

Flatiron Building

Manhattan Walk – Flatiron, Empire State, and Herald Square

Flatiron Building

Flatiron Building view looking South on 5th and Broadway

I was in Manhattan for a day of meetings.  My hotel, the location of the meetings, was on 26th Street right near 7th Ave.  The late afternoon of my arrival I decided to go for a walk.

I started walking East on 26th; I passed by Broadway, and turned South onto 5th Ave.  I walked down to the Flatiron Building.  I looped back around, heading North on 5th to the Empire State Building.  I turned left onto 34th, headed over to Macy’s.  I took a break at Herald Square, then headed back South along Broadway to 26th.  From there, I headed back to my hotel. Continue reading