I just got an email from my contact person at the office in Brazil telling me to go straight to the office when I get to the airport in Sao Paulo. The taxi costs $80 reais, which is a nice chunk out of the $300 reais/month budget I have. Oh well, what can ya do.
I am starting to get butterflies in my stomach (barriga) already! I just hope those butterflies won't transform into a cold knot of dread (like the way I felt when I flew into Havana sans visa last summer, I nearly gave myself an ulcer). I think everything's gonna be okay. I have my passport, visa, luggage, sensible business clothes, and Portuguese/English dictionary. I am so ready.