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Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Next Best Two Years

Today marks the second anniversary of my return to the United States after a year and a half in Brazil. I have been thinking about all the things I miss about Sao Paulo.

-Pastels!

-Tapioca (different from tapioca pudding)

-People watering their concrete
-Three tongue clicks
-Dodging buses in Santo Amaro

-Getting violated on buses during rush hour

-The crazy music blaring on the streets in favelas

-Cops driving around with their heads hanging out the window

-Crazy motorcycles
-No snow!

-Guarana Kuat

-Sao Paulinos

-Corintianos

-Favelas

-Vielas

-Random trees planted in the middle of the road
-Cipo

-Evening mist

-Motorcycles getting hit by buses

-Crazy evangelicals holding their bibles over their hearts

-Crazy evangelicals taunting you during their services

-Crazy evangelicals in general

-Igreja Universal

-Rice and Beans

-Pao de Queijo

-Parque Ibirapuera


There are so many more things that I know I am forgetting, but these are things I have remembered throughout the day.

5 comments:

Keith A. Runyon said...

Go back for a visit. Take Shay!

Andrew and Heidi said...

You made me nostalgic for Chile.

liNdsEYloO said...

awww.. that means today marks the 2 years anniversary of my car getting stolen. all bc i came home to see my bff home from his mish! the things i used to do for you! ;)

Robby said...

I don't know you at all but I am a return missionary that served in Sao Paulo. I stumbled across your site quite by accident looking for information about whether Raising the Bar has been canceled. Anyway, I read your post about things you miss in Brazil and I couldn't agree with you more! My favorite: Kuat com laranja! Nossa! Porque nao tem aqui?

Anyway, come visit my site www.thedullbulb.blogspot.com. I'd like to know where you served and stuff. Maybe the same mission just a little after me. Im coming up on 4 years being home so that makes me a little older than you I suppose. I was in the North Mission.

Andre said...

I am researching pao de queijo... heheh came across your site... IF YOU EVER IN CHICAGO....

Come visit my cafe / shop!!!

www.tasteofbrasilcafe.com

look for us on yelp.com as Taste of Brasil Oak Park.

AND yes that is my beloved crazy country.