You say potato, I say potato

When I was little my mom would occasionally take me to Wendy’s (ok, it was only if I was sick or we were going to a movie near by) for the potato bar… You remember when they had those right? You got your baked potato and loaded it up with cheese, veggies or bacon…. Well on the top floor of Shopping Leblon you will find Batata Inglesa

This place gives a whole new meaning to ‘loaded baked potato’! Toppings include: Beef Stroganoff, Chicken (prepared a few dif ways), Grilled Tenderloin, Bolonese, Provolone/Cream/Gorgonzola/Cottage/4 Cheese, Bacon, Mushrooms, Sausage, Cod (Brazilian favorite), Butter, AND Garlic Butter—Now that is a LOT of toppings!

It’s pretty amazing. Customize whatever you are in the mood for and enjoy… I certainly did!


My New Wheels…

Since the traffic here is so awful here, many people prefer to bike everywhere they need to go. In the last few years New York has added a bike lane…. which personally I am not a fan of and believe it makes the traffic situation worse because the ‘bike lane’ in NYC now takes away a car lane… Here in Rio, the bike lane is completely separated from the street which makes biking safer, and doesn’t effect the traffic (which is bad here no matter what).  Since I will be taking classes in Copacabana a bike is the perfect form of transportation for me.

Check out my new ride:

did a little ‘test ride’ in the store!