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Mr. Bas
20-05-2005, 16:53:58
http://www.professorfrancken.nl/paginas/fotos/index.php?id=&image=84&dir_name=2005-05-12_Brazilie

Rio's best known tourist attraction probably. And yes, it's always misty over there.

http://www.professorfrancken.nl/paginas/fotos/index.php?id=&image=294&dir_name=2005-05-12_Brazilie

Safety regulations lead to great photos (I'm 2nd from the right).

http://www.professorfrancken.nl/paginas/fotos/index.php?id=&image=353&dir_name=2005-05-12_Brazilie

Caipirinha para todos!
http://www.professorfrancken.nl/paginas/fotos/index.php?id=&image=398&dir_name=2005-05-12_Brazilie

Cool waves at Ipanema, I should be somewhere in there although I'm not sure which one I am.

http://www.professorfrancken.nl/paginas/fotos/index.php?id=&image=446&dir_name=2005-05-12_Brazilie

Rocinha, Rio's biggest favela.

http://www.professorfrancken.nl/paginas/fotos/index.php?id=&image=537&dir_name=2005-05-12_Brazilie

Sao Paulo is truly huge...

http://www.professorfrancken.nl/paginas/fotos/index.php?id=&image=894&dir_name=2005-05-12_Brazilie

Taking decadence to new levels. This is in a bar on the top floor of one of the highest buildings in Sao Paulo, and the view over the city is amazing! It's also one of the most expensive places in Sao Paulo, but by European standards even the prizes there are just average.


http://www.professorfrancken.nl/paginas/fotos/index.php?id=&image=870&dir_name=2005-05-12_Brazilie

Teaching brazilians how to play football. And yes, we did win!

http://www.professorfrancken.nl/paginas/fotos/index.php?id=&image=1360&dir_name=2005-05-12_Brazilie

This is in a boat that takes you pretty close to the Foz do Iguacu falls (I'm 3rd from the left).

http://www.professorfrancken.nl/paginas/fotos/index.php?id=&image=1491&dir_name=2005-05-12_Brazilie

The falls (well, part of them) themselves.

More photos can be found at this page (http://www.professorfrancken.nl/paginas/fotos/index.php?id=&dir_name=2005-05-12_Brazilie) , but there are far too many of them... Specific requests?

Funko
20-05-2005, 16:57:00
I went to the full page and immediately spotted one. :)

http://www.professorfrancken.nl/paginas/fotos/index.php?id=&image=1160&dir_name=2005-05-12_Brazilie

There are hundreds though. :eek:

King_Ghidra
20-05-2005, 17:00:19
cool pics. :beer: What was the reason for the visit, just a holiday?

Mr. Bas
20-05-2005, 17:00:48
:eek:

Yeah, that one's nice, isn't it..

I like this one as well: Apparently I was drunk (http://www.professorfrancken.nl/paginas/fotos/index.php?id=&image=1778&dir_name=2005-05-12_Brazilie)

Funko
20-05-2005, 17:01:25
:lol:

Doesn't look like a holiday with the matching suits etc. some kind of uni trip?

Mr. Bas
20-05-2005, 17:04:54
Yeah, it was something like that. The idea is that you plan a good amount of serious scientific excursions as well, so that you can get university and company funding in order to get a cheap trip. In the end, you still have a good amount of time to relax though.

Gramercy Riffs
20-05-2005, 17:05:40
Cool pictures, looks amazing.

My brother works at the BP offices there, which apparently back onto the favela. Those pictures match his descriptions perfectly. Quite depressing really.

King_Ghidra
20-05-2005, 17:09:47
more to the point, can he send over/bring us back cool brazilian football merchandise?

Gramercy Riffs
20-05-2005, 17:16:24
Yeah, he probably could, he works about 8-10 months a year out there.

Funko
20-05-2005, 17:18:53
I'd like a Flamengo shirt.

King_Ghidra
20-05-2005, 17:20:25
yep, plus botafogo, fluminense, palmeiras, sao paulo and vasco shirts please

Funko
20-05-2005, 17:21:28
Damn, that didn't work. :(

Gramercy Riffs
20-05-2005, 17:21:50
Whoa, slow down....I'll grab a pen.

Funko
20-05-2005, 17:23:11
It's ok, I didn't really want one I was just trying to excite K_G by requesting the shirt of Vasco's arch rivals.

Didn't work. :(

Mr. Bas
20-05-2005, 17:29:01
I brought a Fluminense and a Coritiba shirt, they're really dirt cheap over there. :)

Actually, we visited part of Rocinha, and it really surprised me in a positive way. Sure, most of the houses are very small and have never been finished (on purpose: as long as it's not finished, you do not have to pay taxes), but the level of poverty was not nearly as bad as I expected. Actually, every apartment had a huge tv and apparently most people there were employed (trhough underpaid). It was a better off-than-average favela though.

jsorense
20-05-2005, 17:37:43
Mr. Bas, I am guessing that you haven't done too much international travel before.:cute:

Mr. Bas
20-05-2005, 17:42:11
How's that? :confused:

jsorense
20-05-2005, 17:52:54
Just a hunch.:cute:

Mr. Bas
20-05-2005, 17:56:39
Whatever.

Venom
20-05-2005, 18:02:04
Laughing at the guy with the really large, dorky glasses over top of his normal sized dorky glasses.

Venom
20-05-2005, 18:06:22
Also....Where are all the hot chicks?

Immortal Wombat
20-05-2005, 18:27:12
Mr Bas joins the list of Counterglow posters who have published pictures of their nipples.