I've been here in Rio for almost a month now. Next week I am hosting a dinner party to thank all the wonderful people who have made this month the best, who have helped me when I've needed it (including two lengthy trips to the Federal Police at the airport, one took 6 hours!) and have helped me improve my portuguese.. I still have a long way to go. I'm going to make this (a recipe from a friend, some how I will cook chicken for 14 people.. not so sure of the logistics of this) and make a big ol' pav for dessert.
Spinach, coriander, mint, spring onions and chilli, whizz all that up and combine with cooked cous cous or quinoa. Mix smoked paprika and all spice, same amount of each, together and dust over chicken and fry. Put it all together with mango and avocado! Done!
Now I finally have a home here I hope to be more about the place. I left my hostel life behind in Lapa and now live in Leme, which is one end of Copacabana beach in a wee but wonderful apartment.
Around about.. here.
Bye Lapa, you were good to me. I'll see you again soon.