Published: April 8th 2012April 8th 2012
Well . . .
I think it’s fair to say, we’re buggered !
(No Phillip, metaphorically).
Had a chilled night last night in Café Del Mar (yes, that Cafe Del Mar)). Nice food, chilled sounds, decent beer, and really bloody expensive wine.
Ho hum, diddly dum.
Shopping day today. We’ve been in downtown Rio looking round the markets, off the beaten track. Bit weird being the only tourists there. Interesting though. Especially if you wanted to buy a mobile phone (or accessory). That seemed to be the only thing they sold !!
Anyway, last night in Rio. Too knackered to go out on the town (I mean, three months of partying takes it out of you you know. We’re not as young as we used to be. In fact, we’ve never been as old as we are right now !!).
(Apart from now!)
(Nope, sorry, now). (Gareth, you’re doing it again and I’m not telling you any more).
So, quiet night in. Well, when I say “in”, I mean on the roof bar, overlooking Copacabana beach and Christ The Redeemer (Lord of the Guinea Pigs). Met a couple
of lovely Afro-American girls (Kim and Sheena) on their hols and had a good laugh. Invited them over to the UK. Kim asked if she could sleep in our bed. I said of course, Moi said she’d have to think about it. They invited us over to the US. I asked if we could sleep in Kim’s bed. She said only if we didn’t touch her.
It’s weird to think that this is the last night of our trip. We still haven’t been completely round the world (longitudinally speaking that is) until we get home, so bit early to break out the champagne.
So, Brazil. How to describe it?
Well, it’s difficult to put into words, perhaps some poetry:
With your nuts and other things
Waterfalls and monkeys
And brilliant butterfly wings.
With your banging Latin songs
And tall Brazilian ladies
In tiny little thongs.
With your Christ up on a hill
I hope he doesn’t come tumbling down
Like some religious Jack and Jill.
With your famous pubic wax
wonder why they call it that
Instead of back, sack and cracks.
Would we return ?
Well, I understand there’s a number of other fantastic clubs in Lappa that we have yet to experience.
So, bit of a no brainer.
Anyway, it’s been a real blast. The whole thing. You should think about doing something similar yourself you know. Good for the kidneys. Well, perhaps not the kidneys. Good for the brain.). The world is an amazing place (and we’ve only just scratched the surface).
So, we’re packed, we’re ready to go. But are we really ready?
Well, yes, we’re looking forward to coming home (though we haven’t really been homesick). Looking forward to seeing family and friends, and some home comforts.
But it’s been a bit of an eye opener.
It’s fun out there you know.
This is probably the penultimate blog I will write. One more when we get home just to round things off. I’d like to thank everyone for their support, funny comments, warm sentiments, and other lovely things.
People are important.
In fact, relationships are the most important things in
life (I think).
And we’re all the same. We all want the same things. Just to be loved. To be happy. To be warm and safe.
This is a beautiful global village, and the sooner everyone realises it, the better. (Cue, Land of Hope of Glory, ready for big emotional speech). (Actually, no bollocks. Cue some shit hot Latin rhythms. Let’s dance).
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