Monday, April 18, 2016

Past few weeks

It's been a hectic couple of weeks. I've experienced some really high highs but also some really low lows. Have had some amazing times with my friends, went to see a movie with my really good friend. Nice to just spend some time to unwind and just enjoy the time together and a good movie. This Saturday I spent some time with two of my friends over a dinner and then a few drinks afterwords. It was a early birthday dinner for my friend. Can't remember when I laughed that much. My stomach was still hurting on Sunday from all the laughter. Those are some of the high highs I've had that have made me feel like I could do anything.


But the low low I had during these weeks was when it was the day that marked 2 years since my grandma passed away. I don't think that day will ever get easier. She was someone I looked up to. Someone I loved talking with because she was so vice and her way to look at the world inspired me. That day was a hard one for me, felt so sick that I had to go out for a run just to clear my head. It's just that I think I'm one of those people that feel everything deeper, more emotional than some other. Which makes me feel all emotions more intensely. It can be both a blessing and a curse, but it makes me who I am. Wouldn't change it for the world.


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Reviewing my trip

So here's more pictures as promise. They go in order, but that you can tell by my colour as well. Ha! I thought I would share some do's and dont's. 



First do is to go to a local pastry place and buy a pastel , it's a rectangular shape and thin and usually has either cheese or meat in it. It's a must to try for everyone who goes to Brazil. And to drink with it take either Maracuya juice or Guarana juice. Both are local fruits and delicious. 



Another Do  is to travel around the country, don't just stay in one place because Brazil has many amazing locations to visit. If you don't know where to go ask a local, they are very polite and nice and will help you out with finding places to go. 








My first Dont's has to do with the previous what to do. I did tell you to travel around but not by car. Or if you do decided to rent a car you want to be a good driver because the traffic in Brazil is on a whole another level. There can be 3 cars next to each other when there's only two lines and then have mopeds coming trough between the car lines. It's crazy! So make sure you know how to drive. And also make sure the road you decided to drive is safe. Since in Brazil and Rio especially there's a lot of slums and they can start all of a sudden and before you realise it you are stuck in there, so always double check the roads. Because the GPS won't tell you if you're going to drive trough a slum or not.




Another Don't  is when going to places that are big tourist attractions don't take a lot of personal belongings or a big bag. Those places also attract pocket thieves. But in general always be careful with your belongings. 


Have to explain this picture. We were driving on a gravel road to the waterfall and there were cattle on both sides, all of which reminded me of South Dakota. Therefore I hopped out of the car to say hi to the cows and my dad decided to snap a picture of it all. 


My last Do is, buy a coconut on the beach. You can either have it during the day or end your day by watching the sunset at the beach with a coconut. Just do it, don't ask questions. You won't regret it. 
Overall I recommend Brazil as a travel destination. And it will always have a special place in my heart. 



Monday, April 4, 2016

Brazil

So I'm finally back home from Brazil. It was bittersweet that the trip came to an end. Would have loved to stay and enjoy the beauty the land had to offer but also I was ready to come back home to see my family and friends.





Brazil never seemed to stop amazing me. I saw some of the most amazing beaches and  also got to see my first waterfall. It was truly amazing, was blown away by it. I'm never seen one so loosing my waterfall virginity to this one was worth the wait. And what made it even better was that we were the only ones there. We had the whole thing for ourself. And just some weeks ago it had been crowded. Truly amazing!
















Every day I saw something or experience something new that amazed me. The trip made me very appreciative for being able to travel around the world to see some of the most amazing places nature has to offer. Makes me feel humble and grateful, something I will never take for granted.

I'll promise to post more pictures from my trip now that I finally have them all on my computer and have had time to go trough them all and edit the ones needed. But here's a little sneak peek.