Day 2 in Jericoacoara

We started our day at Cafe Latte Project. I tried to order in my best Portuguese but the guy (the owner) was actually from New York with Greek origin. He spoke perfectly Portuguese. He told us that he has been living in Jeri for 1 1/2 years. Before that he was traveling the world. But he really liked Brazil. He and his wife then decided to have a kid in Brazil in order to get the permanent visa to live and work in Brazil. She gave birth in Brazil but they then went back to New York and continued living there for 5 years. They ended up getting a divorce, she stayed in New York and he and his son went back to Brazil. His son is now 8 years old and they might go back to the United States in a year so that the son could get a better education. Interesting story.

Finding my morning Açai was a challenge. Most places have it for lunch (e.g. Cafe Brasil or Casa da Pedra) and were not open yet. We found some frozen Açai smoothie packs in the supermarket and then asked the staff at our pousada if they would blend it for me. Here is the result of my yummy breakfast:

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Our funny waiter at the breakfast buffet of our pousada tried to teach us some Portuguese. He brought out six bananas for Paul with a note. He continued writing things down in Portuguese for us. It was really funny and I enjoyed our breakfast even more.

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Kiting in Jeri: The first spot was a lagoon north of Jeri. The tide was very low so Francesco decided to show us the Tatajuba lagoon. With high tide it’s suppose to be a nice kiting spot. Francesco then drove us with his pick-up truck on top of a sand dune. I don’t think I would have tried that by myself. The view from the dune was really nice though. From there we headed back to the first spot but there wasn’t much more water in the lagoon than before. We decided to give it a try. The wind picked up quite a bit. I took my 6m Cabrinha Siren and Paul took my 8m Cabrinha Siren. I could have probably been on a 4m or 5m kite. Some guys actually were on 5m kites. The wind was strong and gusty and Paul did a couple of 15-20m jumps. My foot injury hurt and beside some hooked-in raileys I didn’t feel like doing much. I wanted to save my energy for better spots.

Francesco’s recommendations for dinner were: Cevicheria Da Marcela and Tamarindo. We decided to have Ceviche and Nachos as an appetizer at Cevicheria Da Marcela:

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Love is in the air 😉

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After a couple of Caipirinhas we finally left the Cevicheria to have our main course at Tamarindo. On our way there we passed by a Havaianas Store. Never drink and shop or you end up like me:

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At Tamarindo Paul had Lobster and coconut rice (which he really liked) and I had the Tamarindo fish. The food was good. So were the drinks. We had another Caipirinha or two and also ordered the Mango Wasabi Cocktail (it sounded so interesting). Instead we got a Margarita. So here we are:

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Time to go to bed. Good night!

 

We started our day at Cafe Latte Project. I tried to order in my best Portuguese but the guy (the owner) was actually from New York with Greek origin. He spoke perfectly Portuguese. He told us that he has been living in Jeri for 1 1/2 years. Before that he was traveling the world. But he really liked Brazil. He and his wife then decided to have a kid in Brazil in order to get the permanent visa to live and work in Brazil. She gave birth in Brazil but they then went back to New York and continued living there for 5 years. They ended up getting a divorce, she stayed in New York and he and his son went back to Brazil. His son is now 8 years old and they might go back to the United States in a year so that the son could get a better education. Interesting story.

Finding my morning Açai was a challenge. Most places have it for lunch (e.g. Cafe Brasil or Casa da Pedra) and were not open yet. We found some frozen Açai smoothie packs in the supermarket and then asked the staff at our pousada if they would blend it for me. Here is the result of my yummy breakfast:

IMG_1655

Our funny waiter at the breakfast buffet of our pousada tried to teach us some Portuguese. He brought out six bananas for Paul with a note. He continued writing things down in Portuguese for us. It was really funny and I enjoyed our breakfast even more.

IMG_1652IMG_1654IMG_1656IMG_1658

Kiting in Jeri: The first spot was a lagoon north of Jeri. The tide was very low so Francesco decided to show us the Tatajuba lagoon. With high tide it’s suppose to be a nice kiting spot. Francesco then drove us with his pick-up truck on top of a sand dune. I don’t think I would have tried that by myself. The view from the dune was really nice though. From there we headed back to the first spot but there wasn’t much more water in the lagoon than before. We decided to give it a try. The wind picked up quite a bit. I took my 6m Cabrinha Siren and Paul took my 8m Cabrinha Siren. I could have probably been on a 4m or 5m kite. Some guys actually were on 5m kites. The wind was strong and gusty and Paul did a couple of 15-20m jumps. My foot injury hurt and beside some hooked-in raileys I didn’t feel like doing much. I wanted to save my energy for better spots.

Francesco’s recommendations for dinner were: Cevicheria Da Marcela and Tamarindo. We decided to have Ceviche and Nachos as an appetizer at Cevicheria Da Marcela:

IMG_1666 IMG_1667 IMG_1665

Love is in the air 😉

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After a couple of Caipirinhas we finally left the Cevicheria to have our main course at Tamarindo. On our way there we passed by a Havaianas Store. Never drink and shop or you end up like me:

IMG_1677

At Tamarindo Paul had Lobster and coconut rice (which he really liked) and I had the Tamarindo fish. The food was good. So were the drinks. We had another Caipirinha or two and also ordered the Mango Wasabi Cocktail (it sounded so interesting). Instead we got a Margarita. So here we are:

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Time to go to bed. Good night!

 

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