Celebrating a Year

June 26, 2012

with 4 comments

There is one more surprise left on my trip. My friend Henrique is down from Petropolis and when we meet for coffee and a chat he brings along his tandem bike. He and his wife Patricia have ridden all over Scotland on it, and we take it for a spin on Avenida Atlantica from Copacabana to Ipanema. Too much fun! Notice the rear-view mirror attached to his glasses– an amazing inventive mind as well as a great cellist. I bid him goodbye when the bikepath ends and wander through the weekly fruit market, making the unhealthy but delicious lunch choice of a fried cheese pastel and a glass of fresh-squeezed sugarcane juice. Well, it’s my last day. And the last day is always hard, to say good-bye for who knows how long to this exotic place of music and creativity for me, a place I have come to love over the past 5+ years. I usually come walk in Ipanema on the last day if I can, because it’s beautiful, and soothing, being less loaded with personal “saudade” points. Back home, suitcases packed, my longtime friend TaxiPaulo answers my call for a ride to the airport and I am off for home.

Written by mairmusic

June 28, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Posted in June, Rio

4 Responses

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  1. memories will stay.

    Sharmishtha

    June 29, 2012 at 10:16 am

  2. It appears to have been a wonderful trip. ;-)

    slpmartin

    June 29, 2012 at 1:13 pm


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