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March 29th 2011
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Do. Do dooo, do doo, do do do:

Tall and tan and young and lovely,

The girl from Ipanema goes walking,

And when she passes, each one she passes goes - ah,

When she walks, she's like a samba

That swings so cool and sways so gentle

That when she passes, each one she passes goes - ooh
-----The Girl form Ipanema, by Astrud Gilberto (check out this DATED vid!!

Well, the girl from Ipanema I am NOT! But, post carnaval, when we actually stayed within the city, we were lucky enough to stay in this super fancy area of the city. It's like the Cherry Creek of Rio! You could shop for days on end, the restaurants are endless, the beaches are always open. And lucky for us, a friend of Shelly's (John's Stepma) put us up in his apartment, only 2 blocks from the beach! Alas, I'm on a travelers budget. But that didn't stop us from seeing the sights (see the pics) including an amazing organized tour of the largest favela in Rio, enjoying a little r and r on the beautiful beach and participating in the continuing carnaval celebrations
Ipanema BeachIpanema BeachIpanema Beach

One of the famous Dois Irmãos peeking through the clouds
that were held several nights on the beach.

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Bieber Fever!Bieber Fever!
Bieber Fever!

It's pandemic!!!
Even in Brazil!!!Even in Brazil!!!
Even in Brazil!!!

I wanted to go see the cliff divers, but we didn't have time!
The CC of RioThe CC of Rio
The CC of Rio

...but better.

4th April 2011

missing you
Quinncita: Your travel blog continues to be the highlight of my inbox!!! Your pictures are fabulous and hillarious... Love the multiple pictures of Christ. Your blog makes me miss you though! Wish I was there with you guys.. Jess
4th April 2011

Happy for the update
Wondering where you two are now. Enjoyed these pics and especially the sounds of the ocean.. Wish you two were in it, the pic. Life goes on here, 80 yesterday and 40 today....makes for some good storms.....What in the world is John wearing. Looks like a sexygold thing.....is it truly for men?
4th April 2011

Love the pics!!!! And Jesus & the Father are awesome!!! Miss you terribly!!!

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