Did it go smoothly all the way? No.
I almost (the americans..) screwed up the entire trip before I even got on the first flight. Apparently you have to have something called ”ESTA” if you’re going to the united states, even if you just flying through. So when I arrived to the self check-in machine in terminal 2 (I tried the #5 first) in Arlanda/Sweden and tried to check-in, it said that something was wrong and I had to go to the check-in counter. I went to the counter and there the guy tells me I need this ESTA thing, which you have to apply for on the internet before you travel.
So with less than 2 hours until my gate closes I apply for this ”ESTA” thingy, which is approved right away, but it takes some time for the information/data to get to the airport. 45 min before the gates closes they finally give me a boarding pass so I can get through the security. Close one!
On my first flight to London I got a nice quick tour from Holly seated next to me of the city since I’ve never been there before, and we flew right over the central parts.
On the flight London – New York I watched 3 movies
And then, while I was getting of the plane in New York i thought I had fucked up something again. Why would they otherwise call my name in the speaker, telling me to find the nearest British Airways counter. Luckily I hadn’t, they just needed to do smthin (don’t know what)
The last flight to Rio went super smooth, since it was around 21.00 local time, and 03.00 my time (swedish). I had no problem falling asleep. When I got to Rio around 08.30 this morning I jumped on a bus, payed to much (driver didn’t have any change..) and got of at Ipanema Beach where I spent a few hours around lunch.
Take care and hold your thumbs he’s nice and not planing to eat me ;)