Well this week is being really busy I’m just writing a quick update. Last week we’ve got our Indian visas, and Cristina got her Vaccination card from Brazil.
Yes that’s it, after 1.5 year we finally sold it. We bought this car from an Afghan engineer for NZD 2,600.00 it was really tidy and we pretty much travelled all around the north island. To sell it we decided to put on a trademe auction for NZD1,00, first because we really needed to sell the car before we go, second we believed the auction could give us the best market price in a short time. The first 4 days were good, lots of people bidding and the price got to $1,200 but then it was slowing down along the way, and one day before to the end, after 2 weeks, it was $ 2,200. Just on the last 10 minutes the auction started to get exciting again, two guys started bidding each minute, after dozens of bids we ended up selling it for NZD2,550.00 not too bad, almost the same price we bought it.
Found new tenants
Another concern was to find nice people to take our room, we were very lucky to have Robbie, our flatmate, that quickly found a very nice couple, friends of him, she is a painter and he’s a carpenter, looks like they’re very happy to move in. We’re just sorting out the paperwork now.
Party, party, party
I think there is nothing more related to the Brazilian culture than celebration. Everything is a reason to do a party and we can’t complain, Wednesday we had Cristina’s birthday party in a restaurant with a bunch of Brazilians and only two Kiwis, Cameron and Phil, Friday we went with my workmates to a nice Italian pizzeria there we had some wine and a very nice chat. Then early on Sunday I went to the supermarket to buy some ice, bread and charcoal to make a proper Brazilian barbie. Lots of Kiwis came, more than Brazilians this time. We had a very good time with everyone here.
Getting in touch with friends
We’re going to visit friends in different parts of the world, Yasmin and Fernanda in Sydney, Chris , Jill and Amanda in Perth, Pasqual and Ale in Bali, Chico in Bringthon, Flo and Matt in Paris and Isa in Madrid. We’re trying to arrange with everyone some time to catch up. It will be great to meet our friends in different places and have a more detailed point of view of these places and of course update the conversation and see how’s everyone going.