And she wrote me some words that I am pleased to share with you!!!
Theresa said: Alan and I want to thank you for the wonderful excursion on March 13. It was the highlight of our trip. You and Marconi are very special to us. I loved all the places we visited and since we did not go to Sitio Burle Marx I have a good excuse to return to Rio especially since my visa is good for 5 years! I will never forget the excursion to the swamp and the wonderful shrimp with baked garlic on top. And the ice cream at that lady's house! And of course Grumari Beach was magical, with the incredible sunset. I'm sad that some of my friends who arrived in Rio on March 16 and stayed on the ship until the 17th had two rainy days. Rio and sunshine go together. And I'll never forget the crazy artist, Selaron, what a character he is. By the way, thanks for the lovely tile. Next time I'm in Rio I'll bring Selaron a tile from California.
When visiting Santa Tereza we had to see Selaron's work in his stair, it is start in Santa Tereza and ends in Lapa, he changed the whole stairs in a 19 years work and he helped to put Santa Tereza's name in the World. His work gets together more than 30.000 tiles from all over the Planet. His character really reminds another genious of our World's Art, Salvador Dali.
He is as excentric as his spanish colleague, so it is better to ask first if he is in a good mood or not. But he is part of Rio de Janeiro and Selaron is very grateful to our country to have welcome him when he mostly need, in a time that life in Chile where he is from, was not so easy!
My friend Teresa is a real bon vivant and World's Traveller, talking to her is like a HISTORY CLASS in Harvard. She is sweet and very pleasant and I am proud and honored to provide a very complete tour, teaching her all the secrets of our land! Either in English or Spanish, but if I could choose POLISH to talk to her I would be very well served! :)))))
We had a lovely time at FLORESTA DA TIJUCA!
First thing we did when we met Teresa and Alan in Copacabana was taking this lovely couple to one of our treasures. The Selaron Stairs...He took 19 years and he is still working. Selaron always says that he will just finish his work when he dies! Of course Selaron Stairs is a lively and important part of my tours!
Marcone and I decided to joined them in just one tour and it was really a splendid idea!
Capybaras have heavy, barrel-shaped bodies and short heads with reddish-brown fur on the upper part of their body that turns yellowish-brown underneath. Adult capybaras may grow to 130 centimetres (4.3 ft) in length, and weigh up to 65 kg (140 lb). The top recorded weight is 105.4 kg (232 lbs). Capybaras have slightly webbed feet, no tail, and 20 teeth.Their back legs are slightly longer than their front legs and their muzzles are blunt with eyes, nostrils, and ears on top of their head. Females are slightly heavier than males. Females: 80 to 145 pounds. Males: 75 to 135 pounds.
This boats are called CHALANAS and it is very spacious for 2, 4, 6, and 8 people, it is a pleasant way to see everything at Marapendi. Is has a system of tides...as it is also a complex of different lagoons, so in a certain time the whole region is bathed by the lagoon waters and specially late in the afternoon, the ocean washes everything granting clear water for the people who live there!