10 Days To Show James The Place We Call HOME in Brazil: DAY 3

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Explore Itatiaia National Park and See The Waterfalls and MONKEYS!!

David’s schedule got switched for today so instead of 4-12 he is working 2-10. Great on one end because he gets off early and home to sleep because Friday we leave for Rio, but because he starts for 2, it means we need to go to the park earlier than planned and have less time there. Oh well! Gotta do what we gotta do to get everything jammed in 10 days!

Itatiaia National Park was established in 1937 and is the oldest national park in Brazil. It is located on the border between Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais states and is not very far from Resende. This is the park that has beautiful waterfalls and we wanted to make sure James saw them. We had lots of fun climbing over rocks and around falls taking lots of pictures and just enjoying our time together.


When we go to Itatiaia Park there is always the possibility to see real wild monkeys. It is so exciting when we do because they are not in cages but in their natural environment. Today we saw monkeys!!!!





They didn’t come down and play like they did last time, but then we didn’t have peanut butter squares this time either!

By the time we were finished exploring the park, James was hungry and we decided he needed one of the famous burgers from Pontto Caffe. They are delicious with beef,bacon, melted cheese, fried egg topped with lettuce and tomato on a slightly toasted bun. Yum!

James and I shared an Acai treat and David had to go to work. This evening James is going out with a friend from Lunenburg, NS who is here visiting a Brazilian friend whom he met when he was training at Michelin in Canada. Since both James and Jamie are here they thought it would be fun to hang out an evening. That’s perfect because it will give me chance to tidy the apartment, do some laundry and pack. Tomorrow we leave for Rio for the weekend to do all the famous Rio things!

Have a great afternoon!!


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Adventure For Two

I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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