I'm getting Portuguese adverts now. Luckily, it is one of the several languages I can scream at waiters in the present tense.
Adverts from the Potuguese
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Um beijo grande querido X
Saltire! You have caught me completely unawares. Obrigado, Saltinho.
Just noticed I spelled "Portuguese" wrong once. Saltire knows that they are so odd and foreign that they spell their own language's name differently.
My own experience of the language comes from spending some time in Brazil. The locals have mangled the original to such an extent that it can almost be considered as 'foreign',much like mexican spanish and castilian.
Check out Roberta Close on Youtube Rik. Once voted the most beautiful 'woman' in Brazil.
Not that I...
She sounds like Anita Mann. Where did you go in Brazil? I love it there. Been there a lot. I looked at Roberta, or Ho-berta as they would say. For whatever reason, people south of Texas are big into trannies.
"How do I abuse thee,
Let me count the ways.
I abuse thee to the depth and breadth my anger
might reach, when fuming at your shite..."
Perhaps someone of a more poetic nature could take over.
@Rik Sao Paulo was home.Dirty,dangerous,dysfunctional and liberating.
North East for the beaches,Maceio,Salvador.
South West for the Iguazu waterfalls and the border with Paraguy/Argentina
Rio,because it's Rio, but not my favourite place. Nearby Paraty used to be great.
Transvestites are plentiful and are a primary export,Italy/U.S.A in the main,although you'll find them in almost every European capital [I'm told]
Loved the place and the people. Corrupt and duplicitous as hell but loved it nonetheless.
Saltire, haven't been to Iguazu yet, but will. Been everywhere else you mentioned. Have you been to Ouro Preto? That is unique and beautiful. People are great everywhere.
Been to Patagonia? One of my best trips ever.
Got the worst food poisoning ever in Bahia, but had a great time there (up until the hospitalization). It is my supposition that 98% of people who say they have food poisoning are in reality on Day 1 of a three-day hangover. Real food poisoning is quite different and memorable.
Ouro Preto Not yet.
Food poisoning in Bahia yes. 3 days of sheer hell. In the toilet 24hrs x 3. Bit like here now I come to think of it..
Care for a Caipirinha ?
One of my friends (when visiting the US) ruined an antique mortar and pestle of mine by using it to make caipirinhas. In general, Brazilians don't "get" antiques, but the drinks were good. We can get cachaca fairly easily in the US. Anything getting close to pure alcohol, yum, yum.
I was going native when I got my food poisoning. One step over the line, eating a turnover from a street vendor dressed in Baiana (sp?) garb. Someone as white as me can actually get whiter-looking it seems.
Patagonia is a must-do, but far from inexpensive.
Blimey - it's South America's very own Lewis and Clark
Hats off to you two and no mistake. Jaw drops with envy and admiration.
Rikkor was obviously there for the trannies but, apart from getting legless with old Ronnie Biggs, what was our very own Mr.Saltire doing there.
Where was he on the morning of 8th August 1963
I've been to Malta.
Your Malta story makes me cross, Gerontius Imitator.
Gerontius;Around 1990 I read a column in The Guardian about the effects of de-forestation of the Amazon and its contribution to 'global warming'.I decided to go and investigate for myself.I found that with a little application and a lot of supervision it really is possible to harvest an area of the rain-forest 'the size of Wales' in a relatively short period of time.Highly profitable too.
Portuguese is easy. Just learn Spanish, get pissed, stuff cotton wool in your mouth and you are there.
I think The Guardian are still running with that article.
So come on, how did a young, wet behind the ears whippersnapper manage to get off his arse and live the dream
Lived and worked there, sounds fantastic. Any chance you can tell us more about life in Brazil or are they old wounds that are still healing?
Which side of the coin was your bread buttered (?)- harvester or anti harvest
I could never find the courage to do something like that.
By the time I got to Malta the de-forestation was pretty much complete so I know what harm it can do.
Saltire, I think your Ripping Brazil Yarn has caused you to become the grooming target of a Gerontius imitator. Or, as this tactic known on NB, a #16.
A #16 ! Just what I need...HOUSE.
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