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This is the end...

One year was so not enough...

After

  • 365 days
  • More than 78,000km
  • 14 different countries, 16 different currencies
  • 11 languages (excluding million minorities languages all over Asia)
  • 84 Guesthouses, 1 pousada Lajter
  • Countless hours on buses
  • 48 hours on a single train ride
  • Around 40 types of beers (all of them meticulously pictured)
  • 335 days of rice-based-dishes (thanks god for Patagonia meals)
  • 300 days with flip flops
  • Many kinds of different wild life from pandas to penguins
  • 60 posts entries on the blog
  • More than 22,800 visits to the blog, not including the facebook! (and still counting :) ).
  • Few hospital visits, 1.5 month of physiotherapy
  • One kidney stone
  • Lots of sun, some snow and one day (ok, hour) of hail
  • 2 oceans crossing
  • One crossing of the Internation Date Line
  • One Passover in Ho-chi-min city, one Rosh-hashana in San Juan del sur, one Yom-kippur in Rio
  • One Naadam in the Gobi desert, one independence day in central America, one New year's eve in Rio
  • One carnaval (the one and only :) )

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We are back at home with more than a dozen of boxes to unpack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The Beer Project

One picture of each different beer on the road

The Project was to take a picture of each new beer we (better say, mostly I, Andre) drank on the road.
Some we missed, since we were without the camera, some we don't remember their name, and we decided not put the standard beers on it, so almost no Brazilian beer is represented here, even if definitely they were the most drunken ones :)

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Skol (Myanmar) - This one has the same look as the Brazilian Skol at the 80's

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Myanmar Beer

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Myanmar draft Beer - We had some dozen of it with Peter and Anetta

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Anchor (Vietnam)

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Huda (Vietnam)

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Festival (Vietnam)

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Saigon (Vietnam)

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Bia Hoi (Vietnam) - Draft beer with no preservatives, as result very cheap. 6 for US$1!

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Larue (Vietnam)

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BGI (Vietnam)

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Bia Hoi, 2 (Vietnam)

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Tiger (Thailand)

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Liq Draft Beer (China)

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Tsingtao (China)

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Liq (China) - The day our second camera broke in Pin'an, and we had to use the iPhone to take pictures (in low resolution)

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Dali (China)

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Yutong River beer - Don't know the name (China)

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Lhasa (Can), Tibet. First Lhasa beer, taken in Shangri-la, Sichuan

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Lhasa (Bottle), Tibet, first day in Tibet!!!

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Tsang Beer (China)- Home made Tibetean beer

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Snow (China) - This was the Champions league final day. We saw the game, and therefore Barca's win, with another 200 Chinese ManUtd fans.

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Snow draft (China), while having Sichuan hot pot. More spicy impossible

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Beer from Leshan, don't remember the name (China), while waiting for our visa to be renewed

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Mongolia Beer, don't remember the name. In a 2L bottle :)

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Hite Beer, Koren. Found in Mongolia

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Gingis Khan (Mongolia), our first beer back in civilization

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Canada Beer

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Modelo (Mexico)

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XX (Mexico)

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Montejo (Mexico)

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Superior (Mexico) while watching the World Cup qualifying match between Mexico and USA

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Gallo (Guatemala)

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Brahva (Guatemala) - The funny Brahma version in Central America

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Extra (Guatemala) on Shiri's birthday

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Imperial (Costa Rica) - Taken on the day of Shiri's MRI

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]Bohemia (Brasil)

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Polar (Brasil)

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Skol (Brasil) - The Olympics 2016 announcement day

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Mongolian beer, don't remember the name

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Golden Gobi, Mongolia

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Victoria, Nicaragua. On Shiri's accident day

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Victoria Ice, Nicaragua

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Quilmes, Argentina

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C A R N A V A L 2 0 1 0

Ahh, you had to be there to understand


View our round the world itinerary on shiriandre's travel map.

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Well friends, this is not a cliche, in order for you to understand our carnaval week, you had to be there, because we hardly had a camera on, and words can't describe it...
but here goes - the details of our own street carnaval week kit -

Participants - Andre, Shiri, Zigoto, Natasha and all the way from Israel - Nissim.

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Main Participants

Guest starts - Fernanada, Rogerio, Andre da Geografia and Mariana (and million other old friends that Andre met on the way to the toilets...).
Main activity - drinking beer, looking for the bloco, drinking beer, following a bloco, drinking beer, dancing in the street, drinking beer, checking out funny customs, drinking beer, trying to get inside the Rio Scenarium club in Lapa, drinking beer etc.
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Costumes - Ok, we were not so creative, we just had some cool hats... But some people did it well...
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Success in catching our favorite blocos - Mais ou menos as they say here. Some start exactly on time, some start after a 4 hours delay. Go plan your day....
The song we heard most times - "lei, ie, ie, ie, ie, ie, ie, na Passarela".
Unexpected highlight - the Unidos da Tijuca's change of clothes act - #1 on the Escola de samba's winners parade.

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Unidos da Tijuca "comissão de frente" changing clothes in the Sambodrome. Magical act in front of 150K people, live on TV and on samba rhythm

Unexpected surprise - Andre managed to go through all carnaval without watering any tree/ sidewalk. The good old days...
Physical damage - Andre - completely sick by Wednesday, Shiri - twisted ankle on the first day of dancing, pink sunglasses - broken in 2 hours and picked up by a homeless kids :)
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Shiri´s carnival glass and its new owner
Impressive work force - Even if millions of people threw beer cans on the floor, the collectors did not let it stay 5 minutes on the floor

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Well, well, indeed it is a hard work time... We need to rest after it...

The winner´s parade
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After a week of street party, we went to see the winners parade, since some cliches are not made to be avoided..

Tip: Buy your ticket as soon as possible, otherwise you will end up like us, with bad seats, and you will have to stand on the seats to see something...

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Andre´s parents watching the parade, and standing on the seats....

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Vila Isabel, 4th place. Celebrating Noel Rosa, a great poet and musician from that area

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Grande Rio, second place. Their theme was Carnival. So easy...

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Grande Rio recreating some classic Carnival Parades, including a flying astronaut

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Still Grande Rio, but this one we have no clue of what they wanted to say. But it is still beautiful...

É segredo, não conto a ninguém. Sou Tijuca vou além
The big winner of Rio´s carnival, Unidos da Tijuca had a strange theme: Secrecy...

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The Alexandria Library

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The hanging gardens of Babylon! This was an amazing truck...

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Egyptians' pharaohs and their secrets... huhuh..

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Another one that we don´t know what they wanted to say. Maybe is a secret.. we were not supposed to know :)

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Michael Jackson on the Area 51 truck. Nice tribute - Him and all the E.T.s... :):)

Just as a extra:
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we got back on time to see the sunrise at Copacabana

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