- I got bitten on three fingers in a Rio de Janeiro biological park tour by what must have been a spider (recluse?). They all swelled up and looked terrible. A doctor on our tour diagnosed my ailment, and told me to just tolerate it until it ran its course. This could have been fatal, and there was a finite chance that the flesh would continue to decompose, so my survival was especially sweet, for my fingers have totally recovered. (Tauck has subsequently removed this park from their tour.)
- Copacabana is an exceptional beach, but the past few years have seen mass beach robberies.
My posting yesterday was so memorable, that this morning I arrived into the Marukai parking lot at 7:50AM, and was ready to enter the store at 8 with a dozen others. However, I forgot my Marukai card, so had to return to my car, and I feared those Japanese beef packages would be gone because of my negligence. I raced over and came upon:
I purchased three packages:
Just the fat cost $10/pound, while the price of the real stuff went up from $57/pound to $79/pound:
You would think they would spell better for the cost being charged. I have a few extravagant plans to be exalted in future postings. Scroll down to my best steak meal, ever.