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!

sábado, 12 de febrero de 2011

From Fiji to Los Angeles , USA!

 View from our 5 stars treat hotel the last nights in Fiji :)
 Having a beer in the pool bar, like in the posh movies :) And the best of all, they forgot to charge us, so it was Freeeee!!
 Panicking a bit with the size of the plane... would it take off??

 Winter time in L.A, here posing with Fabielle, our lovely Couch surfing host, from Brazil! Her smile is the size of her kindness :) A good friendship has been made!

Los vigilantes de la playa ... Lifewatch!

 The walk of fame, which actually takes place both sides of the roads, and there are stars not only for actors but also for musicians and radio performers.

 Zoltar reads your future, but this time didn't make us any smaller...
 No, this is NOT a main course, is just and only a 'snack' for one... Supersize meeeee

America, the land where even the wine comes bigger than any other drink!, 1.5 littlers ....

Not very sunny when we went, but an interesting spot to visit, if just for a few days we had left!