As it happens, I've got it all in hand: Train tickets...... Check. Overnight hotel booking...... Check. Flight tickets, euros, and instructions in Portuguese for a taxi from the airport to the ship......... Check, check, check. Passport, EHCI card, yellow fever certificate...... Check, check, check. How organised am I?
What's the betting something goes wrong?
I admit to jumping out of bed last night to check I'd got the dates right, and I know I won't be sleep in the hotel because I will be scared that I won't wake in time for the flight. This then becomes a self fulfilling prophecy because I will eventually fall asleep at about 3 in the morning and and subsequently find it extremely hard to wake up when the alarm goes off!
I can't wait to get there though, and then onwards to Madeira, Cape Verde and the Amazon. Awesome.
Oh well, here we go.........