lunes, 14 de marzo de 2011

Buenos Aires lindo y querido :)

Eduardo posing at the Casa Rosada, in the famous Playa de Mayo, Buenos Aires.The Casa Rosada (the Rosy House) is the official seat of the executive branch of the government of Argentina and of the  president.
Eduardo, the 'gaucho'. The word gaucho could be described as a equivalent to a cowboy. The term often connotes the 19th century more than the present day; then gauchos made up the majority of the rural population, herding cattle, and practising hunting as their main economic activities. In Brazil, Gaúcho is also used to designate people from the state of Rio Grande do Sul in general (where Edu is from btw)
Ali posing at the Caminito store, main entrance to the beautiful neighbour of La Boca

Silvia and her beautiful children, Annie and Thomas!, (sorry for the closed eyes Annie!!)
Beautiful Annie with her super sweet smile!
Tommy following his mum's musical talents :)
And truthfully enjoying his spaghettis!! 
Two names, two countries, two friends, Quilmes (Argentina) and Brahma (Brasil)

jueves, 24 de febrero de 2011

Uruguay, Punta del Este, Maldonado,Piriapolis, Montevideo and Colonia.

Early arrival at Punta del Este, a nice but very expensive place!... after checking out the prices, we decided to leave towards Maldonado, a much modest  (and cheaper!) town :)
 Before mankind started to come, only the seagulls owned the sand of the beach...
 A plague of jellyfish took over the waters in Piriapolis... not recommended for swimming....

 On the air chairs seeing another wonderful sunset...

  Piriaplois birds view

 La fuente del toro, or the bull's fountain. A natural reserve of water in Piriapolis. Be aware not to climb the mountain behind without the appropriate shoes, as accidents are prompt to happen! (yes, it happened to us!)
Posing with the bull!
 A horse carrying a cart, this is the recycling system in place in most Southamerican countries, where poor families collect all plastics and metals and resell them again!.


 The Post Office and its old style post boxes!
 Cross in the park, Montevideo, capital of Uruguay.
Monument dedicated to the fallen Jews, yes!, it seems it is falling itself! :) 
 Sunset sequence in Colonia, a small town where you can catch a ferry and get to Buenos Aires in just an hour!.
 Sunset 2 through the sunglasses lenses!
 For Panchi with Love!
Getting to know Montevideo with Miguel, our Couch surfing host in Uruguay, although he is Brazilian, but he knows Montevideo and all its beautiful corners very well indeed!. Thanks for the beautiful days in such wonderful town!!
PS: check out the size of the doors!

  Enjoying a night out in Montevideo with Miguel and his Canadian friend! Minutes before some French guys broke the main window's glass causing some chaos in this little place :)

martes, 22 de febrero de 2011

Christmas in London, then in Brazil meeting our families between the oceans ...

 Voila brother!, merry Christmas!!

Karolina, it is always a great pleasure to have you around :)
Dad's Fijian shirt (according to him, his favourite 2010 Christmas present! :P )
And the best and most worthy present for the most worthy person!, National Geographic will have nothing to envy once mum get hands on with her new camera!
New shirt, new cup, and a big smile to reflect his spirits :)
Mu puffy and lavender smelly giraffe!, I love going back to the child on me with cuddly toys :)

Why the fire? Well, as good gaúchos, Christmas as many other celebrations are always accompanied by a big, good churrasco ... hmmmm not for veggies!
Vȏ Erni, cooking the meat as the best churrasqueiro in the whole world! Look how focused he is!!
The 'espetos' where the meat is placed and turned over constantly.(by the master Erni)
The Abends dressed in fijian style! Happy Christmas!!
Mr. Erni, with his mosquito killer racket! Something that was annoying, now became fun!
Vó Malu, always taking care of even the smallest details, such a sweet heart :) She has the gift of making the best potato salad ever!!

Life's boat...
View of the Lagoa, one of the natural lakes in the island of Florianopolis.

  With dad Jalal and Rita eating in a very traditional restaurant south of Floripa - Pântano do Sul, after this particular meal we could not eat till the next day... wonderful food!
Turtles migrate to Florianopolis and all the Brazilian coasts.
Eduardo feeding a turtle! :P
The ninja turtles!, Mr Eduardo and Mr Jalal!

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Dog's life!
Yes! We managed to fit this big church from the beautiful town of Gramado... by a few inches!