The #Brazilliant adventure tour

starring Jane Harvey-Berrick,

Stu Reardon  and Franggy Yanes

with The Gift Box Team,

Roberta and Esther

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After meeting a few of our reader friends last night in São Paulo, we had another early start to get to the airport for a flight back to Rio.

You can see the guys were taking it easy in massage chairs, and I couldn’t help thinking of Joey and Chandler in friends with their Lazyboy chairs. ‘How YOU doin’?’

Stu and I snuck into Saraiva bookshop at the airport and signed the copies they had of UNDEFEATED \IMBATIVEL. The woman working there was so excited to have her picture taken with us (which means Stu). He made her day 😊

Waiting around at airports is never fun, but I took the opportunity to talk more to Gergo. Not only is he a fitness trainer in Brighton, UK, but he’s just started his own fitness clothing company, ‘Aesthetic Culture’ where the material is ethically sourced from bamboo. Yep, bamboo. I didn’t know that was possible, but it looks great.

One day, he’d like to be able to organize retreats for people where they can workout, learn more about healthy eating, and generally unplug from life for a while. It would be great if he can make that happen.

We land in Rio and finally, FINALLY, I’m reunited with my suitcase. Soooo happy. 

The weather in Rio is hot again, at about 26oC or 75oF, so it’s time to break out the shorts and flipflops again. My husband tells me that back home it’s cold and raining. Perhaps I should feel guilty… I feel guilty for leaving my little dog behind because how do you explain how long you’ll be gone? “Ten big darks and I’ll be home.”

My Brazilian writer friend Martinha (MS Fayes) has been teaching me a little more about the culture and some useul phrases too.

A cute guy is ‘gato’ but a hot guy is ‘gastudo’. I guess that could come in handy. Here she is making Stu laugh.

Stu and Gergo have already found the gym and are trying to persuade us to join them at 6am before breakfast. Nice try, guys!!

The food situation is reaching critical level – I should have brought clothes in a bigger size. Why does everything have to look and taste so good?

Monday we travel to the Brazilian ‘St Tropez’ where the guys will do one of their photoshoots. I’m expecting thongs on the beach. Not me, hell no! But perky arses are sure to be on display.

After talking to Gergo, I think it would be interesting to do interviews with the guys and the authors I’m traveling with, so look out for that later.

Ciao Ciao (tchau tchau) as they say here.

More News tomorrow from our #brazilliant adventure with @thegiftboxbr on my Facebook page and Kindle Friends kkforever.com or in Portuguese at www.thegiftbox.blog.com









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