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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

One weekend in Pirenópolis (Julho 1-3)

Ok guys,

Sorry for the late update. I realize we're about a week and 1/2 late, but for those interested, we're going to post a few today. Moe and I went on an adventure to a neighboring city- Pirenópolis, known for it magnificent waterfalls. It's one of the oldest cities in Brazil- cobblestone streets, wooden bridges, and all.

The day our trip was to begin, Moe had some trouble communicating with our hosts. Moe says they tried to call me, however my phone was off. We, originally, were to take a bus with one of the two guys we knew lived there. However, instead the plans changed to us taking a bus ourselves... know the language, much? We made it there safely- our host dropped us off at the bus station pretty last minute and we boarded.

We get off the bus in Pirenópolis and our friends are there to greet us. We then proceed to the gig. =) 3 1/2 hours of music of all kinds (Jazz, Brazillian, and even a bit of Funk) and we're totally ecstatic. The same thing happens the next night, not to skip any details. Afterwards, both nights, we went to a dance club and had fun there, too. Moe would like to share the word- "gatinhas," which literally means "beautiful Brazilian women," if you can catch my drift.

The Saturday (Sabado) of the weekend, we went to the waterfalls- pictures and possible video to come! It was awesome. BE JEALOUS. We literally can't think of the words to describe how fun it was to basically rock climb our ways to waterfalls barefoot- hanging on trees and figuring out good footing. Ah yes, and we had sugarcane at the waterfall too, brought by our friend Ricardo. It was awesome- Moe liked it a lot!

During this weekend, we also had a bunch of different food among other things- Papaya juice with lemon squeezed fresh, a traditional Brazilian meal (with no meat- wait, what Mike Jones?), made by our host, Zackrishna, these things we deem as "gourmet hotpockets" from the gigs both nights for free (among the free beer and cacassa as well), a "tamale" type thing that comes from there, a freshly grown meal from a restaurant owner Moe met, a few different fruit juices (hard to pronounce, even harder to remember), and this pie/cake thing that tasted like Key Lime. Among other things, there was also Strawberry juice- like usual, Moe and I loved it.

That's about it. If there's more to add, I suppose we'll think of it in a little bit when writing our overview of things here and there.

Mike and Moe

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