Tropical Christmas – because I’m on a trip through tropical places this Christmas! So excited!
Some weeks ago, knowing I will soon leave Uruguay, I started a new adventure around South America. This time I travelled nearly 5 thousand km – 4,923 km, to be exact (3,060 miles) – to a place known as “the closest point from continental South America to continental Africa“, a “short” distance of 2,575 km-1,600 mi. So for half of the distance I could have gone to Africa Another time, I’m sure. The city is called NATAL, which in Portuguese means CHRISTMAS! The locals say that in their city “it’s Christmas the whole year” That’s sweet!
The route will be: Montevideo–Sao Paulo–Natal–Joao Pessoa–Recife–Olinda–Sao Paulo–Montevideo, for a couple of months. Maybe a bit tiring, but thrilling! So I started by this sweet city – NATAL, with amazing beaches! It’s true that I’m not a friend of sunny days, but I came very protected with sunblock FPS 99 and what can I do, to experience different places now, it has to be so – it’s a tropical place, so, I cannot expect to have 16 to 22° C, like in Montevideo now. It’s good to change minds, sometimes How will you celebrate Christmas? I hope, always full of love!
I don’t like to carry a big suitcase to travel, so I brought a few colorful items, to feel “tropical” (but many flats) Bags made of fabric, like the one below Practical to carry
A tropical Christmas feels a bit strange, but I’m amazed by the place’s beauty. People are polite, sweet, happy – either it’s because Christmas triggers these feelings or because the locals are really this way – I suppose so, with the sea they have, who wouldn’t be happy! Food here is nice, but I’m a fussy eater, it still has been a bit difficult for me – but well, it would be in any place. Locals will eat turkey on Christmas, prawns, salads and tropical fruits – I’m amazed by the fruits I “discovered” and the ice creams? Heaven! Cashews, passion fruit and so much more! In the UK, streets are decorated with Christmas lights and the shops have amazing window displays. Here, too. Funny is that the decoration shows snowmen It’s nice to experience something different, to create new traditions, maybe
Wishing you a beautiful week with many smiles! Thanks for the sweet comments!