Monday, July 26, 2010

ANTIGAMENTE - A GASTRONOMY TRIP TO MARANHÃO'S HISTORY

Again, this blog is my space to express my thoughts about Brazil, it is also a way I have to write about me and make you getting to know more about me. Well, I will be your guide when you come to Brazil, no matter where, most of the time I will be your guide in Rio de Janeiro, but I am an expert in so many different destinations in Brazil specially in the State of Maranhão which is the great start of my Amazon Tour.

And I am always in Maranhão to find new places for you to explore in Brazil and the capital of the State, São Luis has amazing restaurant where you can have the best of our RICH brazilian cuisine and São Luis also gives you the chance to eat in places where many generation also had the incredible chance to get crazy with such extremely tasty food....

Maranhao has so many different colors, spices, smells, tastes and varieties of Food, specially sea food. The Coast of Maranhão is enormous and stunning...Their specialty are dishes with schrimps, crabs and so many ocean fish like anchovys, snappers.., and SHARKS!!!

ANTIGAMENTE is the main "pitt stop" for all travellers that stop in São Luis, the starting point to explore our glorious and troublesome portuguese past, and also to find out one french side of our culture. São Luis was invaded by the french navigators for some years and this gave to the city a slightly charming french influence. And Strolling around the historical center of Reviver, narrow streets full of colonial and barroc architecture, a real maze of history, wonderful restaurants and very funny people. .

Right in the front window of Antigamente we can play with the NAMORADEIRAS, lovely piece of our local craft...when you travel the countryside you will find these beautiful MORENAS watching the life goes by...In every brazilian home in this vast Brazil you will see it...Very easy to find in São Luis. People love making fun for some cool photos in every trip to São Luis!!!
Marcone is always comfortable when he comes to São Luis, he was born in this ancient brazilian city!!!



We are two tour guides who focus only the funny and happy side of Life and he was the one who introduced me this fascinating WORLD OF MARANHÃO. We research places here together. He has the local knowledge and I am the curious traveller who goes everywhere looking for strong emotions and exciting adventures for you to visit in Brazil.
And of course we always stop at ANTIGAMENTE for a lovely VATAPÁ,. a yummy cream of schrimp with brazilian spices!
And of course, drinking a fresh and cooling BACURI Juices!!!!
Soon my blog deserves a special posting about the tropical fruit juices of Maranhao

ANTIGAMENTE IS LOCATED AT RUA DA ESTRELA, IN THE HEART OF THE HISTORICAL NEIGHBORHOOD OF REVIVER, that is the main cobbled stone walk in the center of São Luis.

When you walk around the old streets of São Luis you will find lots of surprises, you will find out more about Brazilian History in a very funny way and your stomach will be very grateful if you stop by at Antigamente. The house has about 300 years, very well preserved and the restaurant is there for more than 20 years!!! It is a wonderful eating option that I hardly recommend.
Rafael Torres Lopes
Tour Guide and Travel Planner

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