Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Adeus Rio de Janeiro Ambassadors!

After an exciting week of sightseeing, dining and shopping, we bid a fond farewell to eight Ambassadors from Friendship Force of Rio de Janeiro on October 18th. They arrived from their first week in Dubuque, Iowa in a shiny white limousine. At their request, two days were spent in Chicago touring Millennium Park, The Art Institute, and Navy Pier, viewing the city from a double-decker trolley bus and lunching at the Signature Room Restaurant on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building. We also planned a day to stroll through the Chicago Botanic Garden and the architectural beauty of the Baha’i Temple. Several free days also gave their hosts ample time to show off their local communities and to strengthen their new friendships.

A group of 33, including 6 members of FF Chicago Club, met for a farewell dinner at Bertucci’s Restaurant in Highwood. After good food, drinks and farewell hugs, the Ambassadors ended their exchange with smiles on their faces. Thank you to all who participated in this exchange and helped to make it a successful event.