Okay, so at this moment, I should have been In Brazilia, Brazil... But, I’m not. On Wednesday afternoon, as I was packing for trip, a thought suddenly came to me.
'Wait, do I need a visa to get into Brazil?'
All of a sudden, panic ran through my veins and I started to check the resources online.
Yes, I did need a tourist visa. Let’s just say, from that moment until Friday afternoon, everything went chaotic and I had to rush to see impossible things happen. Fortunately, since I live in New York, I was able to physically go to the Brazilian consulate and miraculously, they rushed the procedure for me. Within a couple of hours, I got my visa. The only thing was I had to change my travel plans and leave a day later.
First off, I have to say that this entire experience has humbled me. It amazes me that I am still able to go. There were moments when I thought, okay, I guess I am not going to Brazil and I cried and cried about it. I am so thankful that in the end, the Brazilian consulate bent over backwards to let me get my visa that day when normally it takes 5 to 7 business days. So, I will be flying out today from Laguardia with my final destination to Rio. What a relief :)