Saturday, April 27, 2013

Lunch Party - Tamales

This afternoon, we threw a little weekend lunch party with TAMALES! YUM! It took us two tries to get the dough to come out right, but in the end, we had a delicious success!

Our Mexican-inspired tablescape!

Los tamales!

Cucumber-lime flavored "Spa Water"

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Kylie's Day

Check out the latest installment of Kylie's Day! Episode #2 - Recife!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

English Made in Brazil

Today, Kylie and I helped record a podcast for a local English learning blog!
I'm lesson #2 podcast!

Recording with Scott

Kylie was the real star!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Adventures with Flat Anthony

Our nephew, Anthony, sent us a Flat Anthony version of himself for a school project, so we took him out for a coconut, to the beach and to Boi & Brasa for churrasco!

 Que refreshing!

 Bem vindo cousin!

Swimming with uncle Eric!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Heading Home

Kylie and I had our first solo flight home today. Autumn was on a later flight after her training. Everything was good with the exception of a huge crowd of old people from Paraná that swarmed and surrounded us at the gate before takeoff and one 5 minute crying fit about half way through the flight. Great job babe!

 Hello fellow airport travelers!
I'm cute, let's be friends!

 Ready for take-off

Asleep at last!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

São Paulo - 4

Autumn only had a half day of training today, so we got to hang out in the afternoon! We had "lunch" at a Japanese restaurant that was so terrible we had to leave. We made our last obligatory visit to Starbucks, visited Parque Ten Siquiera Campos and had a great last dinner at Arabia!

Kylie all wrapped up after a dip in the pool!
 Goodbye old friend! 
We'll miss you!

 Just me and my wife, Altom!


 Ack! This food is terrible!


So cute!

Monday, April 8, 2013

São Paulo - 3

While Autumn was at work today, Kylie and I caught up on sleep in the room and touristed around Jardins a little bit. We met up with one of Autumn's old colleagues, Xixala, for dinner at a great Italian restaurant.

 Such colorful graffiti!

 Lunch for two!

 More rogue knitters!

 Fully rested and ready for more adventure!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

São Paulo - 2

For our second day of touristing in São Paulo, we had breakfast at Bella Paulista and rode the metrô over to Liberdade, aka Japan-town, for their Sunday market! The food and shopportunities were incredible, as expected! We made a quick stop by the Catedral Metropolitana and then made a misguided attempt to visit a shrine that ended up being closed. After a quick metro ride back to the hotel, we met up with some friends from Recife for lunch at a pretty good crepe restaurant, Bistro Paris. After some objections from the baby, we turned in early to catch up on rest.

 Breakfast at Bella Paulista was good for coffee and pastries.

 I like this guy's schedule! haha!
(It's short for sexta-feira aka Friday, 
but it still cracks me up every time I look at a calendar!)

 Bem vindo a Liberdade!

 Family photo!

 More cool graffiti

 I loved that they had "Mexican Gold" for sale at a Japanese grocery store.

Also love that "okonomiyaki" (a noodle and shrimp pancake) 
is translated into Portuguese as "Japanese Pizza"! 

 Waffers anyone?
Try to NOT say that in an mock-asian accent! It's impossible!'s a gyozão!
This literally weighed like a pound!

 Fresh-squeezed passion fruit juice!

 Some kind of coconut no-bake cookie
(which fell out of that "bag" onto the ground in one second
since it was actually just a paper tube with no bottom!)

 Catedral Metropolitana / homeless camp!

 No Buddhist temple for you!

 Haha! Farto!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

São Paulo - 1

We finally took our first real trip in Brazil this weekend! Autumn had to go to São Paulo for training, so we took advantage and came down for the whole weekend beforehand. It was a great learning experience for traveling with the baby, and we had a great time! We flew in Friday night, checked into the hotel late and went to bed.

Saturday morning, we got up early and headed straight to Starbucks (which they do not have in Recife....que horror!). Coffee in hand, we went for a walk through Jardins from Avenida Paulista to Rua Oscar Freire (the SP equivalent of 5th Ave in NYC). After our walk, one of our old friends from Portuguese class picked us up for a driving tour of the city, followed by lunch at Hecho en Mexico, some shopping and dinner at Pizza na Mão. Thanks Ezio!

Good morning São Paulo!

 Look at all that city!

 My cute ladies!

Me likey!

 Oh delicious coffee, how we've missed you!
Hello, my name is Alton!

 Looks like we got some knitting vandals on the loose!

 The famous Avenida Paulista

 That's some hardcore instant sleeping!

 I love São Paulo too!

 Of course, we found designer cupcakes right away! YUM!

 Ooh! Que fancy!

What! Wait a minute....where are we?

 Orchids grafted onto a tree!

 Jungle-y city view!

 Alo! Quem fala?

 Almost a group photo!

 It was almost real Mexican food! 

 The Havaianas flagship store!

Where to next?