Once it was confirmed that we’d be going to August this month, we had to cancel a trip to Wrightsville Beach we’d planned for our first wedding anniversary. We were scheduled to get back less than a week prior to that trip, and we just couldn’t afford to do both.
Not a huge sacrifice. A six-hour drive to the beach can happen anytime. A trip to Brazil is harder to come by, so we set about reorganizing our travel plans and decided to tack on a long weekend in Sao Paulo, four hours away from Bauru, for an early anniversary celebration.
Then, everyone in Bauru told us we would long regret spending a weekend in SP over a weekend in Rio. People were emphatic on this point. I actually didn’t think going to Rio was feasible at all, having not a lot of knowledge about domestic travel in Brazil, but all it…
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