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Caipirinha in Copacabana

These days with good weather and an anticyclone close the British Isles reminds us the summer, and is the perfect time for a cool drink like Caipirinha. I’m making a job in the college for the radio. The theme is Rio de Janeiro and its culture, so now  I’m going to talk about this brasilian drink.

María Caipirinha \” Carlos Brown2

Neither the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, and the Cristo Redentor, Sugar Loaf and all are nothing if you are going to Brazil without trying the national drink. Lemon, rum (a special one typical from Brasil and made by sugar cane), dark sugar and ice. With these four ingredients and a dose of patience is obtained the Caipirinha and every traveler knows that you should mixed very well to get the perfect drink. Who hasn’t dreamed of taking a caipirinha on the beach in Copacabana, and enjoy the sun and beaches in the country of joy.

It seems that one of the secrets of the Rio to see live is the nectar of the gods called caipirinha. As his fame in 2003 by Brazilian President Lula Da Silva officially instituted typical drink of Brazil and to protect it he ordered a law to establish patterns of identity and quality for the caipirinha and is made it equal throughout Brazil, wanting to leave a good image to all tourists who come to Brazil. The recipe is simple: Cachaça graduation from 15 to 36 percent, to 20 degrees Celsius. Lime and brown sugar, you can add water to bring the alcohol content defines the text of the law. The law is flexible for sugar, but you can’t use colors or preservatives. Although alcohol is easy to drink and very refreshing, when it’s combined with ice. There are many varieties and has become so popular that many people miss you add vodka or rum instead of the sugar cane rum or cachaça.

The drink that today consume the majority of tourists, was in his day a drink for slaves, its origins lie in the sixteenth century, the slaves discovered this drink discovered by distilling fermented sugar residue and trying to give a high cachaça discovered alcohol, they could spend hours and hours toiling in the jungle with high temperatures, poorly clothed and fed, but not without the draft. At the beginning of 1800 you could say that was the spirit of Brazil, for Brazilians, whatever their social background they wouldn’t drink Portuguese wine, they just wanted to drink the Brazilian spirit, for them a symbol of freedom against the products of industry Portuguese and it was no wonder that since its origin under the Brazilian elite twisting the nose if accidentally discovered the powerful scent of distillate.
It was as strong as it did the former slaves who ward off evil spirits said.

No wonder they won’t like the rich, even ignoring the abundant and varied fruits of their land and that combining the natural juices with rum, slaves got different mixtures called smoothies. Had the most impact was the lemon shake, which later emerged the caipirinha.
He also continued his fame grew and soon after the independence of Brazil from Portugal to this day that has become a national symbol of Brazil. What It didn’t get the art, and literature got this drink, as long long time Brazil was seeking to break into international trade and today seems to have done thanks to the Caipirinha

There are countless varieties of cachaça, there are colored, flavored, with names of saints, football, women, and there is a car made of “marijuana.” I recommend you not take a cachaça where you see a place full of tourists, walk the streets and lose yourself, seek or ask a Brazilian where one would make a Brazilian caipirinha and certainly he is going to show you a site with that joy so characteristic of him.

My last recomendation is chose fine to use a sip or straw, cause the flavor changes because the sugar is on the bottom and the alcohol is on the top.

Anyway, I recommend taking the traditional Brazilian cocktail in a typical Brazilian restaurant situated at Cabrera 5065, “Mary Fulô, meaning Mary tart or” whore “cause in Brazil if they don’t know the name of someone you say Mary and a son will say “Ze” by Joseph. The name Mary Fulô or “negative Fulô” comes from the story of a slave (slaves had no name) you still cook won the heart of his master through the stomach and married him. This story is very popular in Brazil because there are many songs, poems and books about the subject.

To the end I left the Decalogue as taking a caipirinha:
1. Drinking
2. Pay
3. Spit
4. Exit
5. Back
6. Repeat
7. Fall
8. Sleep
9. Lift
10. Hangover cure


The day after


Here we are. The day after the race. It was 21 km in 2h and 04 minutes. Enough to be the first time. But i completed the race thanks to the company. From here i have to say tks bro. Let’s go to analyze the race. It was a perfect day for running, 16 ºC degrees in the beginning cloudy, and later when it finished the race, in the finish line it was a sunny and perfect day to go to the beach and rest for the effort.

I should say a 10 for the organitation. It was 15€  well-paid. Water, sponges every 5 and 10 km, volunteers everywhere to help you. Food, water, isotonic drinks, lemon ice-cream in the end. Perfect.

My time was 2 hours and 04 minutes. Not bad for the first time, not enough good for the trainings. Really good for the company. I thought on friday that it was going to run alone. But i received a call at 2200 and a question. Are you going to run for fun ? I said yes. So i had company. The best i could imagine, my brother. He was training for make 1 hour and 30. He saw it was impossible for him make this time. So he didn’t care to make more time and that’s how we run together. Here it’s the proof.

Now, the day after I’m resting from yesterday’s day. Taking a lot of sugar and making stretching to recuperate my body  for completely. Tomorrow I will go running again just to don’t lose the rhythm and thinking to make the next year less than 2 hours but not alone. Not alone. Thanks bro.


Is now or ever !!

Today is the day. Sunday 10/4/2011 10:30 Gmt Vigo. I was training since the first of January waiting for this day. I have a little discomfort in my right leg, nothing important, this ain’t going to prevent reaching the goal of be tomorrow in the finish line of the Vig-Bay. I’m not going to be alone. I am going to have company, apart of the lot of my friends are going to run, my brother is going to run with me, but some of my friends are going to run for competition with times of 1h30min in the 21Km, but is going to be my first time and we’ll be satisfied with a time less than one hour and 45 or maybe 2h. Me and my brother. So tomorrow we will see what is going to  happen. With more time tomorrow I’ll  write all the experience. Thanks Abel. Tks bro !!

Hello world!

Welcome to This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

Hello world !! My first words in this blog, are in spanish, my purpouse of this blog is write about all I think is interesting and publicate in internet. So my first post is a sentence that I found few minutes ago “in my facebook”. I think is interesting cause I think the origin of this blog is exactly the sentence that i found and it is:” “Pregúntate si lo que estás haciendo hoy te acerca al lugar en el que quieres estar mañana…” Translation ” Ask yourself it what are you doing right now is closing you to the place where you want to be tomorrow” And my answer is “YES”