Having lost my blog from back then I discovered that a lot of entries still exist on Facebook. So here is what I have recollected:
January 30th, 2010, Brazilian BBQ
After a mixed night out (cosy bar first (yeah), club with house music later (yuck)), we had a good nights sleep after travelling and the preparation stress at home.
After completing our beauty sleep Chris colleague Rafael picked us up for a nice brunch with Brazilian specialities together with Eva and Patrick a German/Brazilian couple living in Sao Paulo. Eva is actually from Herne (neighbouring town of Chris hometown) – as we all know the world is a village.
After stuffing us with all the sweet goodies on offer, we headed to the supermarket to buy some beers – since we were invited to a surprise birthday party.
It turned out to be an open air BBQ with lots of meet and beer – thanks Cleide for making us feel so welcome!
February 1st, 2010, Welcome to Ipanema beach
After a short flight from Sao Paulo we arrived in Rio de Janeiro where we stay in a flat of a Dutch friend close to Ipanema beach.
The view is from our balcony – taken seconds before we marched out to have a bath in the warm waters of the Atlantic.
Oh, it‘s a hard life!
February 2nd, 2010, 2nd day in Ipanema
PS 2018: We were in Brazil with our friend Gustavo. He invited us and a group of other Spaniards to join him and celebrate Carnival in his hometown!