Tagged: drinking

Cabo de la Vela to Santa Marta: Surprise Fiesta

Cabo de la Vela to Santa Marta: Surprise Fiesta

Cabo de la Vela to Santa Marta: Surprise Fiesta. August 9. Girls in Colombia have a huge party for their 15th birthday.  It is their biggest birthday of their lives and they dress as nicely as possible to be exceptionally pretty for that special night.  In Colombia, they say that an ugly woman is a woman who has never turned 15. Am I tired of Colombia or am I just tired of t fight for a fair price for everything...

Rio de Janeiro Forest: After Ayahuasca

Rio de Janeiro Forest: After Ayahuasca

Rio de Janeiro Forest: After Ayahuasca. March 16. I woke up in my tent at noon.  It was hot.  Sweaty hot.  I packed up my tent and went to find the others.  It was the next day after ayahuasca and everyone was hanging out on the rock.  I felt like an outsider because all I wanted to do was go home.  So, I went to the church where the guitar remained from last night and I played it for a bit...

The trail leading to the depths of my mind.

Ayahuasca and Mental Inception – Rio de Janeiro Forest

Ayahuasca and Mental Inception – Rio de Janeiro Forest – March 15 – 2014 We were up early to meet a group of three other gringos at Central station at 10am.  We were early.  We were tired.  We caught an air conditioned seat reclining nearly empty bus to somewhere outside of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  I was not in charge so I had no idea where we were going and I did not really care.  I just knew that the road...

Rio de Janeiro Botafogo vs Flamengo

Rio de Janeiro Botafogo vs Flamengo

Rio de Janeiro Botafogo vs Flamengo. March 9. It was a lot of work to get Irmante moving today, as we did not get home until 6am, and the party was to start at 9am and go until 3pm.  The Brazilians know how to party.  They set alarm clocks to be able to get up in the mornings to party in the streets.  There were to be 500,000 people at the Carnaval Monobloco Finale party and I was not missing...

This is a sagui monkey, had come to the tree next to us to have a look at the gringos on the terrace where we stay with our friend. So, we took a bamboo stick and wedged banana slices into it for the curious and cautious little fellas to snack on. After we gave one slice of banana, he went and told his friends, and the whole tribe came for snack time. They make a noise that you might expect a bug to make. Cool little monkey.
Tabajaras Favela
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
7 March 2014

Petrópolis to Rio de Janeiro Vomit Drive

Petrópolis to Rio de Janeiro Vomit Drive. March 7. Irmante and I woke up in a very hot car in the downtown of Petrópolis at 10am, and there was a parking ticket on our window.  So, we took it off and walked to the hotel where Scottie and Shanna were staying.  Scottie looked terrible, like a man who drank a lot of tequila the night before.  He tried to shower off the look and the feeling, but it did not seem...

Rio de Janeiro - Carnaval Partying

Rio de Janeiro: Carnaval Partying

Rio de Janeiro: Carnaval Partying. March 5. Cash, Csilla, Irmante and I met with Scottie, Shanna, and Marie in the afternoon to do some sightseeing.  Scottie told me that he was having a hard time calling the car rental company.  He took the phone number down the the front desk at his hotel to ask some questions and they told him he had been calling the postal code…  Awesome! We had a beer and sightseeing turned into partying instead.  We...

Rio Carnaval Block Party Listings

Rio Carnaval Block Party Listings: Rio de Janeiro

Rio Carnaval Block Party Listings: Rio de Janeiro.  March 4. The day was a bit of a sleeper that dragged into 3pm before our world showed signs of life.  Carnaval is a exhausting when you live it ‘full blast.’  So, we just kind of licked our wounds today and I made this video of ‘Scottie, Sloth and the Cross-Dressers.’  We found out that the samba school coordinator was really happy with our performance in the parade.  That is great news....

Rio Carnaval Party Time: Rio de Janeiro

Rio Carnaval Party Time: Rio de Janeiro

Rio Carnaval Party Time: Rio de Janeiro. March 3. The Rio Carnaval Party is totally insane.  Today I had to rally the troops of my group as they were not motivated to party.  There were some that wanted to go to the beach, but I wanted to go to the Sergeant Pepper bloco party, that was a samba band that played only Beatles cover songs.  I put on a bit of pressure and nine of us went to Parque do...

Rio de Janeiro Carnaval

Learning Rio de Janeiro Carnaval

March 2. Rio de Janeiro Carnaval. After a late start, Csilla, Cash, Irmante and I got down the hill to meet Scottie, Shanna, and Marie.  It turns out that Christine is Marie.  I blew that.  We went and found a blocko party and a band was on a tall trailer, and they were called New Kids on the Blocko.  They played New Kids on the Block, Spice Girls, N-Sync, and Backstreet Boys.  The music was terrible, but the party was...