Happy holidays from Brazil! It’s been a slow week for us here at my in-laws’ house. The house is packed with family, and we’ve been just enjoying each other’s company while tolerating the intense heat and humidity of summer in Brazil (with no A/C, by the way). On Christmas, Brazilians prepare an array of fruits to eat for dessert after their big holiday meal. You can see some of the leftovers in the photo above–passionfruit, papayas, mangos, peaches, grapes, figs, and lychees.
We’re off to experience a bit of big city life in São Paulo. Here are my favorite links from the week. Até mais!
In case you missed it, my packing list for overseas travel
A literary journey through 196 countries: selected books from around the world
Some travel inspiration, especially for those who dream of Europe, from Leah Travels
A holiday message worth reading from Inside the Travel Lab
Best value red wines of 2015
A delicious holiday side dish
Is it time to make a change? Inspiration from a family that’s gone their own way
The best of Europe’s Christmas markets
Oh my, these might be the ultimate holiday treats and party mixes
Best iPhone apps for travel via The New York Times
30 places that every California kid should see
And some thoughts on happiness: