Brasil: Day 6

September 12, 2010

This is how I began my morning:

Then I proceeded to have an incredibly satisfying breakfast with about five cups of coffee.  I had a long day and night ahead of me, as I was having to say goodbye to Lucas and flying back home.  Rio 180 Hotel might be outside the city center, but trust me with a view like it has, it is worth having to cab or bus it everywhere.  Plus, we shared a suite there for around $100USD, which included our freshly made gourmet breakfast.

Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy.  Especially, when you know it will be a long time before you see them again.  Lucas and I definitely awoke with sadness in our hearts, however we were also joyful at the decision we made to get married and focused all of our thoughts on that.  Plus, having done this for five years we felt as though we were professionals at long distance.

Once we finished breakfast we headed to the world famous Copacabana beach, where Lucas had booked a room for the night, as he was staying in Brasil for another week.  Originally, he was going to stay in Rio, but he loved Buzios so much, that he ended up deciding to return there the following day.

We dropped our stuff off at the hotel and then headed to the water.  The last time I had been there I was celebrating the beginning of a new year, now I was celebrating the beginning of a new life!  We found a restaurant and even though we ordered some great dishes, we both lacked appetites.  I tried to get Lucas to not accompany me to the airport, however he is too much of a gentleman to agree to that.

After dinner, we walked along the beach and talked about how who would have ever imagined that when Lucas bought me a glass of champagne at a club it would have resulted in us getting married one day.

I suppose our story is a good lesson for those in the future who might encounter a stranger that they want to get to know, be courageous and say hello.  You never know what could happen.  Magic is always in the air!

42 thoughts on “Brasil: Day 6

  1. Agnes

    Again, tears in my eyes. Andi I am so happy for you & L.
    Also, I have never been to Brasil — but Girl your photos are making me wanna get on the next plane.

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  2. Amanda

    I can’t even imagine how hard it must be for you two! I have trouble having my boyfriend 2 hours away. But it’s great that you two now have the rest of your lives together to look forward to. Congrats again on the engagement!

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  3. Charu

    Andi, hang in there! What a beautiful city! I actually have a friend who’s been begging me to come to Rio–now I will have an excuse to come and see you both. Love your post!

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  4. Kyle

    “Who would have ever imagined that 5 years ago when L. bought me a glass of champagne at a club that it would have resulted in us getting married one day. I suppose our story is a good lesson for those in the future who might encounter a stranger that they want to get to know, be courageous and say hello. You never know what could happen. Magic is always in the air!”

    That gave me chills. Life is so exciting. And so full of possibilities to find love and to find a lot of other things. It always amazes me that more people don’t realize that.

    And holy hell, I’d pay $100 bucks for that view!!!!

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  5. Mary

    I really felt the bittersweet in this post when you talked about saying goodbye. I had long distance relationship once and it always took me a few days to get back to normal after seeing each other.

    In your case, though, you know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel!

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