Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2013 brings great things and much joy in the outdoors for everyone. I have just landed in Rio De Janeiro, a city so beautiful it will make your head spin. Already there are many adventures in the making here. But first — over the holidays I finally had a chance to sort through some of my pictures and videos from Salvador, so I am going to post these first while I work on getting my feet on the ground here in Rio.
In Salvador, I stayed with an amazing host family – set up by my incredibly generous Californian-gone-Brazilian friend, Colin. My little balcony overlooked a busy little square full of children playing and adults chatting at all hours of the day. Nearly every night at the kitchen table, I played music with Colin on violin, my host brother Zinho on guitar, and me on pandeiro/raps/singing. Perfecto!