Birthday in Brazil

My first trip to Brazil was in 2013. I landed in Rio de Janeiro on my birthday that year. The travel time from leaving my place to go to the airport to when I landed in Curitiba Brazil, my final stop, was about 24 hours. One thing about international travel is that I cannot sleep on planes. So there I was waiting in the Curitiba airport for an hour for my ride to Rio do Sul which was a three hour drive.

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I was exhausted as we approached Rio do Sul, so I asked the pastor if I would be going to my host home. He told me he needed to stop at the church first. We stopped there and went to the back and saw there was cake. They had two kinds of cake for my birthday. It was also the first time I drank Guarana which is a soda made from a berry that grows in Brazil and by the way has a lot of caffeine, After two pieces of cake and a few cups of Guarana, I had a caffeine/sugar buzz going which allowed me to stay for an hour. But then the crash came and it was time to go to my host home.

As the group of brothers and sisters in Christ I had just met sang Parabens to me, Brazilian birthday song, I thought best birthday ever to land in Brazil on my birthday.

What is one of your favorite birthday memories?

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

18 thoughts on “Birthday in Brazil

  1. That is a lovely memory and thanks for sharing. Bless you.

    I like a quiet ones so last year was zoom celebration that was good. My friends like to make a fuss over birthdays, it was nice to order food in and celebrate on zoom with a glass of wine.

  2. I was young and we went to Chucky Cheese. I wanted to play but my parents made me wait til my sisters family arrived. I was annoyed until I saw them arrive with a trail of my school friends along with them. It was a wonderful surprise!

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