At the beach in Ubatuba.

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June 14th 2014
Published: July 31st 2015
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Imitating my father...Imitating my father...Imitating my father...

it's all about the angle!
Let me tell you how we rolled at Ubatubu: we settled down on the beach, carefully oriented our beach towels in order to catch some rays at the proper angle (you gotta do it right: wanna avoid our upper lip staying white under our long noses while the rest of our body is getting a proper tan!), we went for a quick swim, lied down and took a good nap. Later on, we ate ice cream, went for a little jog on the beach (Brazilian style!), tried to do a few push-ups… We went swimming again, then went for a little walk along the shore. We climbed up a hill to enjoy fabulous vistas over the beaches; we picked up seashells, bought a few postcards, read our books… It’s not always easy but someone’s gotta do it! And then it was time to hit the beach restaurant to watch France’s opening World Cup game against Honduras! France won! What a day!

Ubatuba’s beaches are wide and splendid. It was winter time when we were there, but the ocean was (shallow and) warm. I could have sat there for days just listening to the sound of waves crashing on the beach… and admiring beautiful girls walking up and down the beach with the tiniest swimsuits ever! Pfff! On the southern side of town along the cycling lane (motorbike lane!), a line of restaurants played local music and served nice caipirinhas. People were all smiles and asking us where we came from. I joked with the restaurant staff telling them we weren’t on holidays but we had come to Brazil to win the World Cup! You should have seen their reactions! They strongly contradicted me. They laughed but there wasn’t a shadow of a doubt in their minds: Brazil was going to win La Copa!

South of town again, we drove through a couple of beautiful residential areas along the beach (of course!) with some fancy houses and swimming pools. Most houses looked closed down (winter time?). The owners probably work in Sao Paulo, and come down here during their holidays. There were guards at the entrance gate and we had to sign in to enter the area but once inside, we had access to nice and quiet beaches. Brazil is so vast; the beaches are huge and because every single town is surrounded by forests, it feels so serene! Traveling
Good day!Good day!Good day!

June 2014 at Ubatuba
in this part of the world is a real gift.

Plage, plage, plage! Je vous presente Ubatuba, petite ville balnéaire entre Sao Paulo et Rio. Mes parents et moi y ont passé une belle journee ensoleillée, remplie d’activités de saison: bronzage, baignade, sieste, jogging a la bresilienne, série de pompes (ou pas…), mattage de strings (obligatoire!), ramassage de coquillages, dégustation de glace, et le soir on s’est regardé le match France-Honduras en direct de la plage, caipirinhas en main, avec une victoire promettante des Bleus! Olé!

Les plages d’Ubatuba sont immenses, surtout a marée basse. Le sable y est doux et blanc et la mer chaude et peu profonde. Il y avait tres peu de monde sur la plage et nous avons pu nous détendre et bronzer tranquillement. Mes parents sont de vrais lézards et donc nous avons passé la journee au soleil. Que du bonheur! On y retourne quand?!

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early morningearly morning
early morning

the beach is all ours. Breakfast time!
alright! alright!

a la plage!!!
"we could make a bench like this at home...""we could make a bench like this at home..."
"we could make a bench like this at home..."

"it'd be great next to our pool..."

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