We finally made it
Trip Start Dec 27, 2009
33Trip End Apr 24, 2010
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We are now with my friend Ada, my Brazilian roomate from Syracuse. She lives in a beautiful house in Sao Paulo city with her mom, grandma and two sisters. They also have five dogs. It's like a petting zoo when you walk into their house. There is only one male dog, Caetano, a very chubby bulldog. Eli feels pretty outnumbered by all of these women. At least Caetano is here, he LOVES Eli.
We went to a few bars last night and Eli tried his first Caipirinha. Caipirinha, for those of you who do not know, is a VERY strong drink made from Cachaca (rum made from sugar cane), lime and sugar. VERY potent. Eli learned that the hard way and he is feeling it today.
We are leaving Sao Paulo on the 31st at about 3:00 in the morning to drive to Paraty, a city in the state of Rio de Janeiro. There, we are getting on a boat and heading to Ada's fathers beach house in another city for New Years. As my mom would say...."You really know how to meet 'em Saskia." More to come on that....After we come back to Sao Paulo, we are going to see my host sister and best friend, Fulvia. We will stay with her in Sao Paulo for a few days, then head to the town I used to live in called Sertaozinho with Bruno, Natalia and Fulvia. That is about all we have planned for the next year or so. We are just going to let life happen to us down here and keep the future planning to a minimum. Tout va bien.
P.S. Eli is also doing a blog with all of our pictures from our trip. Go to www.travelpod.com/member/winderbaum