So…My trip to Brazil was…AMAZING… of course you’ve seen some of our pictures from Rio, but the best part of my trip was spent learning to cook Brazilian food,…it was literally the BEST time I’ve ever had on vacation and I learned so much about Brazilian food, especially from avó, (grandma) It was truly a blessing to be there.
The funniest part of this was that I hardly knew any Portugese….but Vó, and everyone else, from the very beginning, talked to me as though I knew it fluently!!! They would talk to me continuously, in Portugese, nonstop…..I just kept nodding and finally after a few days I started to figure out some of what they were talking about, but I was still far from fluent lol!!!!
Grandma and grandpa both are 80 years old and they don’t stop! Grandma cooks all the time and all day long! She loves it!
And she loves also her cold beer!!
Grandpa is super talented with his painting, his yard…and he’s also a great carpenter. He made this man using a tree!
I love how he greets you with open arms!!!!
One of his paintings:
They have a yard with fruit trees and I had the chance to try some things that I never had before: Jaboticaba, acerola, fresh coconut, mango and pomegranate!
We ate so much at grandma’s house you won’t believe! For more photos you can check it our Instagram (and follow us) and you can see all our adventures there!
You must be wondering what having a Brazilian meal with a brazilian family in Brazil is all about! Let me tell you… they are loud, talk all the time for hours… We used to finish our meal and be at the table for one more hour talking, laughing… after that Eugenia and I would run to bed to take a nap afterwords!
I had the chance to meet Fabiana (Ludmilla’s aunt) and the twins princesses – (Manuela and Fernanda) at grandma’s house:
And Tobias- would be a perfect boyfriend for Chloe!
Ludmilla dancing with her grandma!
Thank you Brazilian family for having us!
Our next post is going to be about my experience making pamonha (what ???)… you will know very soon!!
Beijos e Tchau!