Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Brazilian Sunrise

Every morning Mari wakes up at 5:15 to get ready for school. She wakes me up around 5:30 to have breakfast with her. I sleep in their livingroom, but since she is the first one in her family to wake up, I go back to bed in her room when she leaves so I can sleep in a little longer. After breakfast, I went and laid down in her bed while she straightened her hair and did her makeup. She leaves the lights on until she leaves and then shuts them off when she is ready and tells me goodbye. Well normally I can go right back to sleep, but this time the bright orange of the sun rising had completely filled the room. Her white walls became a florescent orange. I immediatly grabbed my camera and took off for the balcony of her apartment. This is what I came back with.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Mais Brasil!!

I haven't had many chances to travel away from her apartment this winter due to her being in preparation school this year. Its ok though, I am fine here. The only thing is that I see the same scenery every day. I am not getting tired of it or anything, It is just that I like taking a lot of pictures and I feel that I have already taken enough of what i see every day. Here are just a few more from around her apartment.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Sittin alone in an airport.. No better place in the world?

Don't you hate early morning flights? There is never anyone else in there with you and if you are traveling by yourself, it can be awful. All of the places to get good food aren't open yet and you are stuck eating a hard dry bagel with frozen cream cheese and drinking coffee without anything in it. When you think about it though it could be worse. there could be a lot of people around where you can barely move around or even find a seat to sit in. That is exactly how my layovers are. They are always in the middle of the day and there is always so many people around that it is hard to find a place to even breathe. All of the food courts are open but there isn't an open table and the lines are so long that you just don't even feel like waiting. Later when the crowds die down and most of the flights have left, it begins to feel like morning again. The only difference is you are so tried. Tired of the wait and anticipation of the trip you are going on.


As most of you know, I have this new amazing person in my life. She is Brazilian and I have seen some amazing things since I first went to meet her family. I am sorry to say that I do not have pictures from the first and second trip on this computer to post for you so I will try to remember to do that when I get back home. I took a picture last night from the balcony of their new appartment in Sao Paulo. The city is so beauitful during both the day and night. I can not wait to bring my family down with me sometime because I believe it is like nothing else they have ever experienced.