Arrived on an earlier flight to Recife around 11 pm and of course, the buses quit running. Luckily a taxi was only $10 even though that still hurts to pay. The lack of English and high prices, especially along the coast of Brazil are beginning to take its toll on me. With rooms at $30 a night in the dorm and transportation being so much more than anticipated, my budget is being crushed. However, leave for Manaus in the middle of the Amazon on Feb. 9th and then will bus up into Venezuela. Will discuss that trip a little more when I get a better grasp on it and way the dangers. Almost like traveling in China except most of the hostels there spoke better English.