On Sunday morning 25 November a group of nine gathered at Schiphol airport for the flight to Natal (Brazil). In Lisbon we picked up another six persons to join the tour. An old Airbus A340 brought us across the Atlantic Ocean and we landed at Natal International Airport after a smooth flight. Two more guest were waiting for us at the airport and the last two had already checked into the hotel at the beach.
Immigration and picking up the rental vans took some time, but we arrived at the hotel around midnight. The hotel keys were all prepared and while the majority went to bed, some ventured across the street to a local bar for a cold beer on this warm spring night.