Landed safe and sound. Much less hectic than my trip out of here earlier this summer, which took 44 hours and two hotels on the airline's dime.
So, there I was on Saturday. One restaurant. One bar. Two cachaças.
At the restaurant, I had a rather generous dose of Isaura before dinner. As a nightcap at the hotel bar? Velho Barreiro.
The next day, I took these snaps at a corner bakery-slash-convenience-store with my Samsung Ace worldphone:
At the far left, you notice that Smirnoff is marketing a caipiroska mix. (For those who don't know, a caipiroska is like a caipirinha, except with vodka substituted for cachaça.) They introduced it about three years ago.
It also seems that Ypióca is offering two flavored cachaças: "Red Fruit" and "Limão". Ypióca isn't marketing the former on its site, though. Also thought it was interesting that they gave it an English name.
To the right of the Ypióca, you find Terra Brazilis and two varieties of the near-omnipresent Cachaça 51.
And here's three varieties of Velho Pescador. I picked up the one you see on the left.
Once I got together with my Brazilian, Mexican, and Argentinian colleagues, we had dinner and took in a show by the Sambasonics. Here's a sample from YouTube:
The rest of the time, it was me sacrificing myself to the Gods Of Powerpoint. The talk to me. Command me. Guide me. And forever I must obey.
That's my twisted way of saying... Okay... Back to work.