My South America Trip #17 – Brazil – Caipirinha, Charrascaria, Brazilian Coffee and Coconut Water

Originally posted on FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
Brazil In Brazil, I learned about a new drink called Caipirinha.  It is alcoholic but made from sugar cane! Here’s the description: Caipirinha Caipirinha (Portuguese pronunciation: [kajpiˈɾĩɲɐ]) is Brazil‘s national cocktail, made with cachaça (pronounced: [kaˈʃasɐ]) (sugar cane rum), sugar and lime.[1] Cachaça is Brazil’s most common distilled alcoholic beverage (also known as Pinga orCaninha). Both rum and cachaça are made from sugar cane-derived products. Specifically with…

Christ the Redeemer again, and “Corcovado” (Quiet Nights)

Thanks to my friend  musicdragonfly‘s comments on my last post about  Christ the Redeemer.   She introduced to us this song “Corcovado” which is the name of the mountain where the statue stands.  The viewing platform at its peak was where I did those shots of the view of Rio in my last post.  I am…

A Word A Week Photo Challenge: Round

This post is in response to A Word in your Ear’s A Word A Week Photo Challenge: Round Below are some of the images I took that are “round”.  They are mainly my travel photos or food pictures.  Nothing is really significant.  Just for fun.  My most favorite is the Coconut drink that I just tried…

My South America Trip #6 – Sambadrome, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cariocas Rio de Janeiro is a very beautiful city.  In my last post I have introduced to you the two world-famous beaches Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach.  The beaches are crowded with beautiful men and women, sunbathing and enjoying life.  The native inhabitants of Rio known as Cariocas,  are very friendly, pleasant to work with,  love to…