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Back From Brazil!!!!!!

Happy Monday guys!

As I mentioned Friday, I have something exciting to tell you guys.  I’ve been in Brazil for the past two weeks!  That’s me at the top of Sugarloaf Mountain looking down on the famous Copacabana beach!

cococabana beach cell

The hubs and I went to visit my best friend Sarah (who recently moved to Sao Paulo) and do some exploring on our own.

sao paulo sarah julie cell

Here are few of the highlights:

Christ the Redeemer Statue, which is one of the new 7 Wonders of the World.

christ statue rio cell pic

The food including the amazing fruit!

brazil fruit

AND Iguazu Falls, which on the UNESCO World Heritage List.  It was absolutely breathtaking.  Believe it or not, it is prettier than this picture.

igauzu waterfall cell pic

I’m going to do a series on the trip in the coming weeks, taking you along for the journey and sharing my experiences in Brazil.  With the Olympics in Rio next year, I believe Brazil is going to be the next hot place to visit and I hope you will enjoy the series.   I’m even hoping to put together some videos.  I was having some trouble with my desktop computer when I got home, so I quickly pulled these pictures off the hubs cell phone.  I’m excited to see what the images look like on my big camera.  I have thousands of pictures to choose from!

You can expect highlights from Rio, Ilha Grande, Paraty, Sao Paulo and Iguazu Falls just to name a few.

rio wide shot cell

I’m sorry for leaving you in the dark, but we feel like we need to be cautious about announcing to the world our house is empty.  Thanks for hanging with me!  I promise to make it up to you with some really fun posts.

On a side note, I hurt my foot on the trip, so I’m hopefully heading off to the doctor today to get it checked out.  I’d like to say I got attacked by a piranha in the Amazon (for some street cred- heh heh šŸ™‚ ,) but I really just accidently kicked some coral in Paraty šŸ™‚  Unfortunately it is right where my foot bends to walk, so it has been tricky to heal.  The piranha story is good though, right?  The same foot that I sprained my ankle the other week.  Ugh!  Even walking has been challenging, so my running routine has been really jacked up lately!  Hopefully the American doctors can figure out the best way to deal with it and I will be on the mends soon.  I’ll share with you the full story in the full posts about Brazil.

For now though, I’m off to work on the pounds of laundry and massive inbox mess!   It is good to be home.

Have a gorgeous day everyone.

Tomorrow I’m sharing a super yummy and simple Black Bean and Avocado Quesadilla.  Perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

Thanks for the Marvelous Monday linkup Katie!

Your turn!

What do you want to know about Brazil?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:15-04:00 May 4th, 2015|Brazil, Travel, Uncategorized|36 Comments


  1. […] March for Babies went later in the week, but today Iā€™m starting a series of posts on my trip to Brazil!Ā Ā  It was quite an adventure and I love sharing my travel stories with you guys.Ā  I really hope […]

  2. […] passing the day after Easter, I barely got my act together to get organized to get on the plane to Brazil a week and half later.Ā  I could not focus on anything.Ā  After the trip, we came back home to […]

  3. Farrah May 5, 2015 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Welcome home!! I feel ya on being cautious about leaving the world in the dark about the house being empty! I scheduled posts through most of the days that my family was gone on a cruise and announced that I was technically gone when we were almost back on land again. šŸ˜›

    That plate of fruit makes me so happy. <3 Looks like you had a wonderful time! I'd love to go to South America someday!

  4. Jessie May 5, 2015 at 2:55 am - Reply

    What an absolute beautiful place. Your friend is one lucky lady for having the chance to move there. Call me nosey, but was it job related? Your lucky that you’ll be able to visit there now šŸ™‚

    p.s. I sure hope your foot is okay and it’s nothing serious. Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers.

  5. Mary Jean Henson May 4, 2015 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. We are planning a trip there I. February. Looking forward to your highlights. It will help us as we do our itinerary. Glad you are home safely. Hope the foot heals quickly!

  6. Blane Sherer May 4, 2015 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    I’m glad that you were able to have a great time in Brazil with the hubs. I’m sure you enjoyed visiting your friend Sarah. Sorry that you hurt your foot. These pictures are great and I’m sure there will be plenty more to come. Welcome Back !

  7. Lily Lau May 4, 2015 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Oh my, welcome back! I wish I can visit Brazil soon too šŸ˜€

  8. Nicole May 4, 2015 at 11:05 am - Reply

    We took Tony to Brazil when he was nine months and loved it. The food was amazing and everyplace was family-friendly, all the shopgirls loved Tony! We would love to go back and take the boys to the rainforest.

    • JulieWunder May 4, 2015 at 11:28 am - Reply

      I thought you guys had been! Everyone was so nice!!!

  9. Jenny @ apples & kale May 4, 2015 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Wow!!! What an amazing trip! Look at all the fruit! šŸ™‚ All I eat when I’m in Hawaii is raw pineapple and macadamia nuts…looks like Brazil would be paradise for me!

    • JulieWunder May 4, 2015 at 11:28 am - Reply

      The fruit was off the charts good! I’m dreaming about papaya currently…. and Hawaii now too šŸ™‚

  10. Jaime May 4, 2015 at 9:49 am - Reply

    I’m excited to read about your trip! welcome home!

  11. Danyelle Musselman May 4, 2015 at 9:44 am - Reply

    What a wonderful trip!! The hubs and I went to Sao Paulo about 6 years ago and loved it. Isn’t the food to die for!!

    • JulieWunder May 4, 2015 at 11:26 am - Reply

      Didn’t have a bad meal the entire time!!! I’ve never been able to say that about a trip!

  12. Libby Haire May 4, 2015 at 9:44 am - Reply

    Wow. Welcome home, even if it is to do laundry. Looks like a great trip. I think it is a good idea not to post that you are gone… way too many things could happen. Love hearing about your trips, tho’! Take care of that foot. Pet Rhett a lot, bet he sure missed you. Enjoy Star Wars Day today… May the Fourth Be With You. Your quesadilla for tomorrow sounds great.

    • JulieWunder May 4, 2015 at 11:26 am - Reply

      I know! I felt horrible for leaving Rhett, but we have an amazing dog care place so I knew he was in great hands. Laundry pile is getting done- totally worth it! More to come.

  13. Jess @hellotofit May 4, 2015 at 9:18 am - Reply

    When I read the title I thought, “OMG have I not been paying closer attention to the blog??” but realized you just didn’t tell us ;). Looks like a great time – can’t wait to read more!

  14. ooh sounds like a fabulous trip! I’ve never been to Brazil but it’s on the list. Hope your foot is feeling better.

  15. How exciting!! I can’t wait to read more about your trip!

  16. Dan Steadman May 4, 2015 at 8:09 am - Reply

    glad y’all had a great time!! My sis married a Brazilian, loved the scenery glad you had fun, sorry about the ankle…it will heal…

    • JulieWunder May 4, 2015 at 11:25 am - Reply

      The people in Brazil are amazing and so nice!! On my way to the doc now!

  17. Oh no! Sorry about your foot! I totally understand about being cautious about letting people you are going away. I usually don’t post about it until after (except Paris, since it was just me going). Looks like an amazing trip!

    • JulieWunder May 4, 2015 at 11:24 am - Reply

      I agree– if I am going by myself I will write about it! So glad you had fun in Paris!

  18. Heather @Fit n Cookies May 4, 2015 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Sneaky sneaky girl! I completely understand not announcing it beforhand! Glad you had fun but sorry to hear about your foot šŸ™ Hopefully the doctor will find something to help it heal quickly!

    • JulieWunder May 4, 2015 at 11:24 am - Reply

      Thanks Heather. Hopefully it will be easy. I need to run off some empanadas- haha!

  19. Susie @ SuzLyfe May 4, 2015 at 7:34 am - Reply

    OMG I knew something was up, but I wasn’t sure what–I just thought that you had some other stuff going on. But Brazil…well…that is some stuff! I can’t wait to hear all about it, but I hope that you get your foot figured out ASAP!

    • JulieWunder May 4, 2015 at 11:23 am - Reply

      On my way to the doctor now! Fingers crossed it is an easy fix.

  20. jill conyers May 4, 2015 at 6:30 am - Reply

    Welcome home! What a wonderful place to visit.

  21. Tina muir May 4, 2015 at 5:37 am - Reply

    Oh my god, it sounds amazing! What a trip, that is so special, and I think the vibrance of your food just about sums it up! Amaazing, can’t wait to hear more šŸ™‚

  22. Jenny May 4, 2015 at 5:31 am - Reply

    Welcome back! And speedy healing for your foot!

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