Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Fantastic Four- Part 3- Biopeba

Boipeba is a remote and tropical island that you can only get to by taking a 50 minute speed boat ride. There are no cars or trucks. The only transportation is donkey carts and they carry things in wheelbarrows. Everybody walks and the island is very safe.

Me and my mother took walks in the morning to look at the shells and because it is a remote island, no one had picked up the shells so we got first dibs. We found a large reef with about 50 sand dollars on it. Around the rocky reefs there are lots of fish, so people go spearfishing. One morning we saw a teenage boy come back with 15 large fish that he'd caught spearfishing. 

We stayed at Pousada Santa Clara which is run by Charles and his brother. There are 12 cabins and the food there is outstanding! Every night the menu was written on a chalkboard and you got to pick 3 courses. My favorite was the Sole fish with rice. It was fresh, flavorful and juicy. 

The Fantastic Four- Part 2- Rio de Janeiro

This is me and my father walking down the steep cobblestone streets in the neighborhood 
where we stayed in Rio, called Santa Teresa.

One night we took a walk and found this park. The kids invited me to play soccer with them. We played hard for about two hours. I couldn't understand everything they were saying, but I told them slap hands was "high five" and they thought that was cool. They were very good at soccer. Much better than me.

In Brazil on the beach, people come by with a small grill and cheese in a plastic box. They take the cheese and put it over the charcoal fire and fan the fire until the cheese is charred and gooey inside. 
It is my favorite beach snack! 

This picture was taken at our hotel in Santa Teresa. The man in the picture is our host, Olindo, and the dog is Samba. Olindo is hilarious. He tells funny stories and has a deep voice with a neat accent. The food he made for breakfast was delicious. My favorite was the big mango slices. Olindo's brother lives in Virginia and sells African food. What a coincidence! 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Florianopolis, Brazil - An island with 42 beaches


This sea turtle was rescued by volunteers who work with TAMAR Project.

They have incubated and released over 18 million baby sea turtles in Brazil.
Me and my Dad playing Paddle.
Playing soccer with kids on the beach. Kids here are great at soccer.
We went sand boarding in the dunes.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Five Days in Montevideo, Uruguay

The high speed ferry from Buenos Aires, Agentina to Montevideo, Uruguay.
It had two floors and a shopping mall.

There was a Rambla walk way and it had a river beside it. We rode our bikes on it to the beach.

This was our neighborhood restaurant and we met the Chef named, Marcelo. He showed me the grill that was packed with so much meat and was nice to me.
This was inside the restaurant. It had two floors and was made out of old bricks and the pictures were delightful.