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Jardim Paulista

This post is being written almost 1 year later from when the experience happened! Fernando and I did a day of exploring …

Cris and Vila Madalena

OMG! I had these posts pending to be drafted in my inbox at the end of May 2013. Almost a year later, …

Favorite Foods of a 13 year old

A post about an observation and realization…about food. This is our 3rd trip together to Brasil, and is by far the longest …

Tia Tania’s Feijoada

Feijoada is a slow-cooked stew with black beans and meats, usually cuts of pork or beef, and beef /pork parts (ears, tail, …

Churrasco & Family Reunion

On Saturday, we all got together at Tania, Joaquim and Raquel's house for a traditional BBQ, or churrasco. They had worried about …

Visit to Vovô

We arrived to São Paulo via the domestic airport and took at R$40 ride to Aunt Tania, Uncle Joaquim, and Cousin Raquel's …

Virada Cultural

Cousin Raquel and her friend Pati invited us to go to this annual 24-hour music and street festival with them in the …

Pão de Açúcar

We took the bus to the Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf Mountain) – one of the “must do's' in Rio. You start …

Bus Transit in Rio

We are happy to report that we took only buses in Rio or walked to get around. We also took the Metro …

The Aging Travelers We Be

As we flew into Rio… I am pretty sure Fernando and I think that he is the more agile and adaptable of …