I decided to accept the one month roster that I was assigned, so I arrived on August 25. Mark arrives two weeks later, and will volunteer during the games.
The 2016 Paralympics in Rio take place after the regular Olympics, they run from Sept 7-18.
I took an overnight flight and arrived at 8 am. After a two bus trips, I arrived at the apartment that I found on Airbnb.com. I tried to find a place to stay close to my work assignment. Turns out it is next door. Score!
First Day in Rio!!
Bom Dia (Good morning) from Rio everyone! I arrived in Rio on August 25. Rio is beautiful and the beaches are amazing. My assignment is “work force ops” in the Paralympic Family Hotel. The hotel I work in is actually the “Windsor Barra” hotel and I live next door. My one-bedroom apartment is across the street from the ocean and I have an ocean view. I can’t believe how lucky I got with my choice.