things I like to do in my spare time

One of the best things in life is to visit different places. My wife and I love to travel: we'd been in many cities in Brazil and also in other countries, such as United States, Mexico, Argentina and Bolivia. One exciting experience of our lives was swimming in an underground river, in the eco-archaelogical park Xcaret, in Cancun.

Like most of Brazilians, I love to play soccer, in spite of not having many opportunities to practice here in the United States. Even so, I am playing in the Gainesville Soccer League. The team is from the Brazilian Student Association - Brasa. I guess my son will like to play soccer too.

Dining out is one of my pleasures... even because I don't cook. Italian, Chinese, Mexican, hamburger and fries, it doesn't matter, I love (almost) any kind of food. The Brazilian cuisine is also diverse and the best choices are "all you can eat barbecue" and the famous "feijoada" (see the recipe for this typical dish). By the way, the restaurant on the photo is the Sovereign, Downtown Gainesville. It's a nice place for special occasions.

Do you like to spend some time with friends, especially in a pool-party or in the beach? Well then, you should go to Rio de Janeiro! Over there, the sun is always shinning (don't forget your sunblock) and people are warm and friendly. Here you can see some of my friends, during a Sunday of sun and fun in the pool.

Here are some of my favorite sites

Main Page Resume Rio de Janeiro Album