Delta Flight 61 landed in Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG) exactly at 10:25 a.m. local time as per schedule. The Captain announced the local weather is going to be partly sunny, partly cloudy with daytime high temperature around 74 degrees Fahrenheit. Perfect for me.

This was my first trip to South America and I was going to visit Rio, Iguazu Falls, and Buenos Aires - the three crown jewels of South America. I was sooo excited. And since I was traveling alone, I had complete freedom of what I do in my trip. I did not have ... (more)