Saturday, August 28, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Here are some guidelines for partaking in the tradition:
1. The person who made the chimarrão drinks the first one. From then on it is passed in a circle.
2. For each person, the cuya is refilled with water either by the person who made the chimarrão or by the person who just had it. Drink the whole thing.
3. Accept the cuya with your right hand.
4. If you don’t want any more, say “thank you” when returning it.
5. NEVER move the bomba (the metal straw). That’s how it gets clogged.
6. Never wash the cuya or bomba with soap. Also, the thermos used for chimarrão water should never be used for anything besides water.
7. Sugar can be added to the erva when making it, but only for children or weaklings. :)
My first chimarrão!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Whenever something happens in a soccer game, you don't have to be watching the game to know. Cars in the street honk like crazy and you can hear people celebrating (or mourning). It's like being on campus for a Gator game, except throughout the whole city. You can only imagine how crazy it was after this game--fireworks, yelling, and honking for hours!
Congratulations, Inter--“Campeão de Tudo!”
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Denise & Fofinha
the “back yard”
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Supermarket! This is the Publix of Porto Alegre. Now, why the mascot is a squirrel, you ask? For some odd reason, Brazilians are obsessed with squirrels. I think it has something to do with the fact that they don’t have squirrels here, and therefore are unaware of their devious and oftentimes annoying nature. :)