June 21 is WINTER! You heard it right, the first day of winter for us in Brazil. Good thing next week we go to China and it will be Summer!
Actually temperatures are not much different. We are very happy to be going from warm weather to warm weather. Hopefully it will reduce the chance of getting sick with a cold. Although I am really amazed how you adjust to the temperatures where you live. These fall and winter days in Brazil where temps are the 22-24 degree range, dipping down to 15-18 degrees at night, I am sitting bundled up with long pants and a hoodie, sometimes under a blanket ( especially in the evening) Last year, I thought the locals were crazy wearing warm coats and pants. Of course I was in shorts and finding it warm. Not this year!! A lot of days I am freezing! I even wore a hat and gloves when we were hiking in the mountains on Sunday, because I actually needed them. So, No swimming for me! Actually pool hours are much shorter and it’s only the CrAzY foreigners that go on nice days…not for swimming…just tanning! It’s a long day for the poor life guards who can usually be found sleeping or cutting out early for a long leisurely lunch.
Seems like it’s only the bem-te-vi’s using the pool.
It was the same in China, the first year in winter…it wasn’t too bad, it was cold, maybe it was a milder winter but I only remember wearing tights under my jeans a couple times. BUT the second year those -40 degree temps made me wear tights all the time, long underwear, and even the fur lined ones like the Chinese. The cold REALLY bites! I didn’t resort to the 2 and 3 pair of long underwear…BUT maybe this year after going from tropical temps. The REALLY great thing is that we’ll have a few months to adjust before the COLD Shenyang temps settle in.
Happy 1st day of Winter…or SUMMER!! 🙂
So delicious but I just don’t know how Brazilians can eat so late at night and then sleep!