City in the rainforest
Trip Start Dec 14, 2007
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We rented a tiny car from Budget that barely fit Jim's 6'4" frame. Dalus arrived to the airport by bus from Rio so he drove with us directing us to Petropolis. Jim drove fast and furious like he'd been driving there all his life. We past the favelas, which are the poor and dangerous neighborhoods. This is where the 3rd world enters in.
Petropolis is located at a 3000 ft.elevation in the mountains just west of Rio. It's a dangerous windy road where we past speeding trucks that barely let us by, gorgeous waterfalls and roadside coconut stands
I forgot how much I missed Dalia. She was so happy to see me she was crying. Her home is 100 years old with tall ceilings and so many little rooms that you can almost get lost in it's maze. Her dance studio is located in her home. This is where I'll be teaching the workshop on Saturday. We were led up a steep and narrow staircase to Dalus's old room where inside stood two twin beds and an engtertainment armoir/bookcase. I guess we'll wait a little longer for the honeymoon.
We met Luiz who is Dalia's husband. He is a sweet man who doesn't speak very much English, but what we couldn't understand through sharades we understood through Dalia's translating.
The rest of the evening we relaxed and had good conversation as we snuggled up to her six cats.