Monday, September 5, 2011

Botafogo Baby

AAaaaahhhhhh!!! (Imagine it's angels singing that heavenly note when something magical appears out of nowhere ... 'aaaaaahhhhhh')


I'm writing this blog from my new couch in my new apartment in my new neighbourhood - BOTAFOGO Y'ALL!

Life is like, spectacularly good.  I'm serious.  Is it even possible that my mood can change so drastically that I can now actually understand WHY people like this city?  Because I do. 

This morning I woke up at a completely reasonable hour, laced up my running shoes and went for the most beautiful run I've (ever?) been on.... It was really really lovely.  I'm running on Praia de Botafogo (Botafogo beach) and in one direction, I'm looking at the Pão de Açúcar and in the opposite direction I'm staring directly at the Cristo statue.  Surrounded by warm sun, calm water and moutains?  Are you kidding me??

We've been here since Thursday and life is feeling completely different already.  Gah, it's impossible to explain how peaceful I feel. 

That could also be a combo of acupuncture and psychologist working (which I found, by the way!)  But I'll save those for a future blog.  Just a little check in for today!


  1. location location location. I think it makes a HUGE difference! Glad to have you in the neighborhood :)

    Btw, when you do have a bad day, which will happen even in Botafogo, go on that run. It is impossible for me to hate this city when I'm running or biking with that kind of view...

  2. Yay! So glad things are lookin' up. Congrats on your new place.

  3. So good! Enjoy! Location in Brasil is very, very important as it defines hugely the quality of life one has. I grew up and lived most of my life in a Bairro I hated, so when i finally could move it was like Heaven!
    If one day I pack back to Brasil I will only do so if I can live In Rio or some nice cute beach town in Nordeste:)


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