Friday 8 January 2010

Partiu hoje o Sr. Fernandes, as palavras nao tem sentido.

Sunday 11 October 2009

Week in the sea at Qatar

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Thursday 10 September 2009

Qatar as it is....2nd year in the ROW

Almost 2 years had pass since we land here, after the turmoil of September 2007.... It is possible to stay longer, life run easy and only the saudade of the good friends and the torrid temperatures turn this place a boring desert.
 Thank you life.

Saturday 8 August 2009

Best Friend

My best friend call me.
What's better than that?

Keep it up Pedro.

Monday 8 June 2009

Words for what....Ya suchaio

Just get back in touch with one of my best friends, despite all the stuff that happen between us back there in the cold lands of Sakhalin, our days where special and not one single day I manage to get bored in his company.
Ildar with his humor, and special personality, share with me not only the great moments of his life, like the crazy stories of is youth, but also share with me great moments of my life.
Help me with Uliana, help me in so many things that I don't know if one day I'll be able to pay him back.
I miss mate, our fights, our trips and all we had back there.
I hope fate cross our paths once again, I'm sure it will be a new trill full of excitement.

You remember the story of this picture? What a day ...
Keep it up brat.

Friday 8 May 2009

Back to live.... after a very lazy half here, a christmas back home, a global crises, porcine flu..I'm finally back and hope for good.
Will try to up date max of this last months in our life.
Starting from last days of summer in the arabic peninsula of Qatar

Cheers to all, miss you friends.


Thursday 16 October 2008


One of my best friends in Sakhalin just married some days ago.
Natik wish you all the best, with your husband, best wishes to the baby.
You look wonderful.... Congratulations!

Jet Sky - Doha Corniche

Everything is allowed to avoid boring afternoons, including this...

Sunday 21 September 2008

The Birth of Venus (Botticelli)

My Favorite paint, escaped the flames of Savonarola's bonfires, where a number of Botticelli's other alleged pagan influenced works perished. 

Saturday 13 September 2008

HAppy BiRthDay - UliAna CosTa

We arrive in Ramadam, so not even a drop of alcohol to celebrate.... carrot juice will make it.
May the future years bring us the same stability and fun that this last 2.
A big kiss in your cheek... Laska of my life, love ya!

Friday 12 September 2008

Zoo de Lisboa

Manda a tradicao, de que eu e o meu filho sempre que possivel visitemos o Zoo de Lisboa e cada vez que la vamos e uma tarde bem passada, apesar do espetaculo dos golfinhos e dos leoes marinhos ser identico  ja pelo menos a 6 anos. 
Julgo estar  na altura de se inovar e tentar criar outra historia, a dos piratas ja enjoa, se nao fosse a frescura da piscina, e a magia e performance dos animais a minha reaccao teria sido igual a de este nosso amigo leao, que decerteza la do seu covil avistou algum provinciano com uma t-shirt do Benfica.... Grrrrauuu - 15 a xero.

Every time I go Portugal is a tradition for me and my soon visit the Lisbon Zoo to spend a terrific afternoon, despite the show is the same for the last 6 years. 
I think is time to change, and try to make a new choreography, the pirates is old, if it wasn't the freshness of the pool, the magic and performance of the animals I think my reaction would be similar to this lion friend, that certainty sighted some villager with a Benfica t-shirt.....Grrrrauuu - 15 , nillll

Thursday 11 September 2008

Cabrito assado no forno....

Sao pratos como estes que fazem da cozinha portuguesa uma das melhores do mundo.
Este aqui feito pelo meu tio Joao Angelo, de quem vos falarei mais mestre nestas artes. Anos em Africa como guia safari fizeram apurar neste meu tio aquelas capacidades que so a gente sabe...vale mais um cabrito em casa da minha tia Fernanda, que qualquer restaurante em Saint Michelle (Paris).

Plates like this make the portuguese cousine one of the best in the world.
This one was made by my oncle John, that I'll talk later...a master in this arts. Several years in Africa as a Safari guide,  gave the expertise in this matter that only we know.... is better a lamb in the house of my auntie Fernanda, then any restaurant at Saint Michelle (Paris).

Tio Joao e tia Fernanda, obrigado pela vossa hospitalidade, a melhor no reino.

-Evora (Liberitas Julia)

 Well time really run, and after my amazing ferias in Portugal and Spain, I'm back to duty...  by luck is just in time for Ramadam. and the festive times, in Qatar.

This holidays start in Portugal, Evora where my older brother lives... difficult to find better place to be received there, direct into is family and the mediterranean life style.
Churrascadas, dinner outside, mini's and lots of fun.

 Templo de Diana.

The Temple of Diana is a ruined Roman temple in the city center of Evora. Dating from the 1st or 2nd century AD, the temple is a light, graceful structure with 14 granite Corinthian columns topped by marble capitals with decorative carvings.

The city of Evora was from 80 to 72BC the headquarters of the Roman commander Quintus Sertorius, and it long remained an important Roman militar center.Later it was called Liberitas Julia because of municipal privileges bestowed upon it, by Julius Caeser.

Although tradition holds that it was dedicated to the goddess Diana, there is no evidence for this and is actual dedication remains unknown. The temple withstood the 1775 earthquake.

If one day some of you have the opportunity to travel in Portugal, Evora is a place to visit, not only for the monuments with century's, but also for the easy going life rhythm, under a constant great sun, for taste the best wines made in Portugal (Vinho do Alentejo), and for the contact with the especial and extra kind local people ( Eborenses).

Mr. Manfredi Alvise

This gentleman, that we the lucky one's that live in Sakhalin for some time had the chance to met, was in my opinion, the most professional and cool italian on that island... and I suppose in Italy too.
A reference that I'll take till the rest of my days.
Now he's in Algeria, where terrorist bombs, blow almost every month.
May peace be upon him, and our return together in action come as soon as possible.

He always told me:
"Magna res est vocis et silentii temperamentum"
(The great thing is know when to speak and when to keep quiet)

I understood late, but I understood.

 Manfredi, caro amico mio....

Wednesday 6 August 2008


Today we go on holis....Portugal, Spain and inshaala Paris.
Sun is shinning and the weather is sweet.

See you in my return.

Profite to listen good music, I can give you the best....

Enjoy The Killers.

Saturday 26 July 2008

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

Is not everyday that we've the opportunity of getting Goya, Matisse, Picasso, Vicent Van Gogh, Degas, Renoir, Delacroix, Monet, Gaugin in the same place, we take a very bizarre taxi from Domodedovo to spend a very rich and sunny cultural Autumn afternoon, in Volkhonka Street - 12, Moscow.

Friday 25 July 2008

Москва- Moscow

For those who know my level of russian, and Uliana level of english at that time can imagine and understand how challange was stay those magic days in Mosckva, to resolve, translate and legalize our Sakhalin mariage. To help us, no Hotel was available for more then 2 nights, sometimes one night, that make us run all over Moscow, to find a place to stay and avoid a night at the Terminal. Everyday was fantastic... we got stoled 3000 rubles by police in Kremlin gates, left all our bellowings in a taxi, including passports..thanks to Slava by returning to us, saving me from a heart attack, got almost frozen waiting for a taxi in Prospeckt Mira...4 hours. But we still have time to explore that amazing place, walk in the city streets, went to some restaurants and Museum's, (funny in the Putshkin Museum, they have ticket prices for russians and for westerns, us is just the double), have the best beer in Moscow at the Milano Hotel, near Domodedovo Airport, also best place to stay in case you go Moscow one day, avoid 5* Presidential Arabat Hotel near Red Plaza.

All the special things that make it intense and memorable.