Garopaba / Rosa

Miya – Third stop in the south.  We caught a bunch of rain (more than I would have liked) but had a great time with our friends – Camilo, Silvia and daughters Clara and Lua. The girls ability to speak to their mom in Spanish and quickly switch gears and speak Portuguese to their Dad, was inspirational.  I want our future kids to speak Portuguese, Spanish and English just like adorable Clara and Lua.  We had some yummy home cooked food – Silvia’s moqueca de camarao (shrimp dish) and Camilo’s incredible limonada – which was simply fresh, ground limes (with the middle white part cut out because that is sour), sugar, water and ice.  And of course if you wanted to alcoholic version – capirinha, that was also just as good!  At night the mosquitos came out and they love my blood.  It’s here were I came to the conclusion – the bug might scare me but if it doesn’t bite then “don’t worry about it”.  I felt good about this change in my approach to insects.

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Paulo – Há muito tempo atrás, eu já ouvia falar das praias de Garopaba e como alguma galera de SP já descia p/ lá em busca de ondas, baladas e as gatas do Sul… Eu demorei um tempinho p/ conferir essa cena mas quando fui pela primeira vez, sabia que voltaria lá sempre que eu pudesse. Praia da Ferrugem, Silveira, Rosa e Ibiraquera (que conheci pela primeira vez) tem aquela mistura de surf e cidade pequena. O nosso QG foi na casa do brother das antigas Camilo e sua família, que nos receberam muito bem e nos colocaram na Suite Surf, um dos lugares mais interessantes que ficamos nessa viagem do Sul. Obrigado família Monteiro pela hospitalidade e positividade!

Confira algumas das melhores fotos da trip:

Garopaba

Garopaba, a fishermen’s village, after some rain

Miya wall

Miya looking timeless

FlowerFlower power

Ibiraquera

Ibiraquera. Long stretch of beach where cars drive by

Camilo, Silvia and cute daughters Lua and Clara

Surf Suite

Suite Surf!! This was our home in Ibiraquera – a camper shell transformed into a mini house

Artesanatos
A quick photo in front of the local handcraft store. Photo: Silvia

~ by The Local Way on January 27, 2010.

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