The #Brazilliant adventure tour
starring Jane Harvey-Berrick,
with The Gift Box Team,
Roberta and Esther
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My roomie Martinha and I make it to the gym aaaages before the guys. Well, maybe Gergo was there at 6 a.m, but Stu and Fran didn’t arrive until we’d finished our workout. Slackers!
Then we had a meeting where we actually talked about writing, but then it was time to play.
We headed out to the resort town of Buzios and I felt right at home with the sand under my feet and the beachlife on every cobbled street around the harbour.
It’s known as the Brazilian St. Tropez and for good reason. Brigitte Bardot stayed here in the 1960s and fell in love with chilled lifestyle and friendly people. There’s even a statue to her, unexpected and beautiful. Yeah, I had to do the tourist thing LOL!
Fran and Stu were in photographer heaven with so much rich life to take in – football on the beach, volleyball, fishermen as well as all the touristy things to do.
We’re only an hour from Rio, but it already feel completely different.
There’s also a charming bronze statute to Brazil’s best loved president Juscelino Kubitschek. He was President from 1956 to 1961 and founded a new capital city, Brasilia, right in the centre of the country. His presidency also brought a time of economic success and his personal wealth also increased considerably. He died in a car crash that was thought to be suspicious, but here he’s remembered for his playfulness and his habit of taking off his shoes during meetings.
Stu and I did an impromptu photoshoot to publicise my favourite charity www.felixfund.org.uk the UK bomb disposal charity.
Tomorrow we’ll do a photoshoot for real with Stu and Gergo both wearing Felix Fund t-shirts, alongside Brazilian author MS Fayes. Another Brazilian writer is Andy Collins, and she’s chosen Gergo to be her cover model for her next book. Later on this week, I’ll share some behind the scenes shots from that, too.
I think I’m beginning to understand the Brazilian attitude to food. It’s not about fuel, but more a social occasion where dishes are often shared and it’s a time to chat and relax, not just eat. Just because it looks good, it doesn’t mean I have to order it…
And on that note, I think it’s time for dinner