Juquehy, Brazil–Paradise

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About two hours drive from São Paulo lies the lovely and quiet beach town of Juquehy (Juqueí).  It was to this magical paradise that our generous hosts decided to take us for their four day holiday.  Juquehy was our first experience with Brazilian beaches and let me tell you, I didn’t know sand could be so soft and white!

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Can you guess which leg is mine?

Can you guess which leg is mine?

My good friend Erica and her family rent a condo just about two blocks from the beach.  It was perfect with a little patio and an area for barbecue.  When we weren’t basking by the beach, Erica’s fiance Guilherme was wowing us with his mean grilling skills.

Head Chef Guilherme

Head Chef Guilherme

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In addition to the amazingly juicy meat, there was always plenty of Açaí, which is sort of like a frozen blended berry snack with fresh bananas and granola.  Don’t forget the coconut water, which we sipped with straws straight from the coconut.  It was pretty neat to watch them hack the tops off with their machetes.

Yummy coconut water!

Yummy coconut water!

Açaí

Açaí

To sum up Juquehy: wonderful friends, beautiful sunsets, soft and fluffy sand and plenty of good food…yep, definitely my version of paradise.

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