Sunday, 18 January 2009

Returning to the nest

After a long time, nothing better than sleeping on my own bed. Thinking of all the things I've been through during these 17 months of adventures, love, travels and mess.

I took a photo of my bed's headboard, which was kept intact since 2nd of september of the year 2007, when I left. Note, on the left, several participation medals from many races I used to run and note also a sticker on top that reads: "nanoo_metaleiro" - me. :)

Oh, I could play my guitar remembering all the tunes I used to play when I had my first band in the year 2000. It was called "No Reduction". Maybe I will manage to perform live again with my latest band, assembled in 2007; It's called 'Monster Mash'. We play Misfits' songs! :) - In case we'll play I'll keep everyone posted! :)

Oh, I can try many foods which are impossible to find in Poland. Oh, I can see Salvador becoming the 'Dubai' of Brazil, with many skyscrapers being built around here and I can see many of my friends from infancy getting married!! at least three of them! :) - And worst of all, I can see how things became expensive around here!!! Oh, my poor zlote!! they worth nothing! :P

This trip for me is like a F1 stop, to refuel my body for a rushy 2009, so I need lots of Açaí, Octopus' moqueca (some sort of goulash) , Acerola juice, Feijoada, Cozido, Lambretas, Cupuaçu and chlorophile juice! And then I will be ready to go ski in Zakopane with Lukasz and Dorotka!! :)

I dedicate this next photo to all Açaí addicteds in the world! (click to enlarge).

Haha! Winner fridge! :)

Thursday, 8 January 2009

I'm a rocker !!! (So was he!)

Last 4th of January was the 23th anniversary of Phil Lynott's death. Phil was an Irish singer, bassist, instrumentalist, and songwriter, who first came to prominence as the frontman of Thin Lizzy.

Lynott's last years were dogged by drug and alcohol dependency, and on the night of 25 December 1985, he was rushed to hospital suffering from a kidney and liver infection. He died of heart failure and pneumonia on 4 January 1986 at the age of 36.

In this photo beside I try to compare my Lynott's look to the official look! eheh! He was half-brazilian so I can try to be half similar to him! lol.

His great music is to be forever remembered. My very favourite songs by Thin Lizzy are:

Baby please don't go
Don't believe a word (video below)

R.I.P. Phil.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Austria = Ski

Austria was the main destination for the last trip of 2008!! Together with my family we visited best spots in Austria: Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Kitzbuhel!

The new years eve in the Stephanplatz, the very centre of Vienna! Non-stop fireworks since 20:00 making it a real battle field! :P
In the Praterstern, local amusement park, there was a stage with special new-years-eve shows, including latin rhythms and samba.
In one of our free days we went to an oceanarium which was "ok" and we skept the torture museum which could be interesting.

I have to admit that I was much more excited to get to Innsbruck so I could go ski, which was the whole idea of going to Austria!! :) - Apart from Innsbruck we could also go ski in Kitzbuhel, amazing place, but some tracks were a litte bit icy due to the lack of fresh snow. the weather was rather very sunny with -8c.

The guide from the "snow-shuttle", a scotish experienced skier, warned us about the danger of the track #25, which had many accidents due to its icy conditions. But, tenaciously, we (my brother and I) did go through this track and, as expected, we had ski accidents. lol. I hurt my left arm a little bit, and my brother felt so incredibly that he flew over 15 meters in such a hollywood-style ski accident. Even though we had to call for aid it was an amazing day!!

In Salzburg we could go to the castle in the top of a hill to have an amazing view of that snowy town with less than 200.000 inhabitants. The famous salt mine in Salzburg was a very amusing place to visit, flooded salt caves and tobogans. Not many ecoturism choices during winter, more cultural place. Maybe I will come back in summer. :P

More photos (click to enlarge):

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