Our men and women in RIO blog 1- Final Prep and an epic journey
Games Maker Choir Tenor, Jenny Hicklin and her husband Colin are volunteering at #Rio2016 and staying with four fellow choristers in a house not too far from all the Olympic action. In the first of a series of “Our men and women in RIO” blogs, Jenny describes a whirlwind week in her own new blog with lots to report – even before the Games start! Here’s one of the first entries, click on the link to read more – there’ll be plenty more over the coming weeks….
After raising the Olympic flag in the West Sussex sunshine, we started our long journey to Rio de Janeiro. Met a few of our choir buddies at Heathrow and took off BA style at midnight over 2 hours late. We all agreed 10.5 hours later that the time went so quickly, as we had all slept so well. Averaged 6 hours which is brilliant in Economy! Quick dash in São Paulo airport to catch our connection to Rio and then had an amazing flight/view of the coastline, that seemed so close to the mountains and Christ The Redeemer. Touched down and a quick bus ride to Uniform and accreditation and finally an hour and half taxi ride to our accommodation in Recreio. Tea around the kitchen table then off with our housemates, Wendy A, Kerry, Lesley and Pamela to the local square for our evening meal. Choose your meat and they cook it. Delish steak. Just had an email from BBC World Service who want to interview Colin and I on Copacabana Beach tomorrow from 1pm til 2pm. Arranging to pick us up!!!
Margaret - August 4, 2016