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  • From North Carolina, United States
  • Currently in Virginia, United States

Rio 2007 Pan American Games

My trip to Rio in July 2007 for the first week of the Pan American Games.

Prep time madness

United States District of Columbia, United States  |  Jun 28, 2007
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I am in the final phase of preparation to cover the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro next month. I have never been to Brazil, so this is all new.

I also don't speak Portuguese.

But the last segments of the trip - visa, hotel, plane, assignments, etc. - are being sewn up as I write this. I still have to get some equipment and make sure everything is in order.

That it has taken until the last minute and now I am burdened with the details really sucks. If I were planning a vacation, this would have been done months ago. As it is, I have to wait for other people to sign off on things, so the process is taking a long time.

But I get to see Rio. So that's good.
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