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Sao Joao Festival

Our first evening here, we made it just in time for the Sao Joao Festival.  It is a celebration of all things corn and the country bumpkin, of course.  People dot themselves with freckles, put on their nicest farm attire and gather for Forro dancing(pronounced foho).  Think of it as a Brasilian square dance with […]

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A Secret Garden in the City

After getting to Recife, we checked into our first residence at the Pousada Quatro Cantos.   Nestled in Historic Olinda, we enjoyed the top-floor suite with the view of the city and the ocean from the hammock on our veranda.  I died when they gave us this key.   Admittedly, I was a little taken aback […]

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Food Poisoning at it’s Finest and Maybe a Stab Wound!

  So maybe I was a little star struck with all of the food carts filled with pao de queijo and coxinias.  Maybe, I made Will stop at each one so I could try them.  Maybe I spent the evening with the worse case of food poisoning I have ever experienced.  And just maybe the […]

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22 Hours To Paradise

  Three flights and 22 hours later, we made it to Brasil, first to Sao Paulo, then to Recife where we will stay most of our vacation.  Other than a touch of jet-lag.  I’d say we are good to go!

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Winnemucca, Meet Canada

  The Fourth of July was filled with fireworks, lightning, a parade, and a train of cows.  I’m sure you are commenting to yourself on the odd compilation of things that made up our Independence Day.  The afternoon brought dark grey storm clouds and the evening slit their bellies dumping remarkable amounts of rain and […]

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