Saturday, October 1, 2011

Brazilian Independence Day

Sam and I were able to catch the tail end of the Brazilian Independence Day parade a couple weeks ago.

Here was a military band performing Have You Ever Seen the Rain? by CCR.

Parade goers, after the parade.

We also thought it would be a good time to check out some of the street fare that we'd been seeing around. Primarily because we were hungry.

Sam's first churros. I had eaten these in California years ago, but these were thicker and hallow on the inside so they could be filled with either dulce de leche or chocolaty stuff. Then a bit of the gooey inside stuff was squirted on top as well, and sprinkles were added. He liked it.

Next up: pasteis. These can be filled with cheese, chicken, beef, shrimp, etc. They're kind of the Brazilian version of empanadas. Sam has cheese and I had chicken. And this was the SMALL.

After our tummies were full, we found a playground at the beach.

Some fellas kicking around the futebol.

A cathedral on our walk home. It wasn't open; Ill have to go back to see the inside.

Fun time!


  1. I miss churros w/ doce de leite and pasteis, I had never seen churros with Chocolate. I guess they are getting creative!
    It sounds like you guys are enjoying Santos! :)


  2. Wow, looks like there's lots to see and do there! Let me know if this comment posted correctly!

  3. I would be all over the food - I can't believe that was the small - I can practically smell the deliciousness