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A little bit about where I have been...

%London is where I was born and raised... been here for 25 years bar a years stay in Atlanta where I studied on an exchange program at Spelman College... that has to be one of the greatest years of my life... %f*

My next trip is to Trinidad in July and then back to Brazil at christmas so if anyone else is going around the same time or has any reccommendations on side trips...feel free to email me! You can check my travel blogs in the travel category on my blogpage.

Atlanta has to be one of my most favourite places... Southern Hospitality runs throughout the city and I love the Southern drawl too

The USA is the place I've visited the most times having been to most of the major cities on the East Coast. Never made it to the west...one day though!
In the US I have been to:
Washington DC
Landover/Silver Spring/Baltimore, MD
Philadelphia, PA
Chicago. IL
New York, NY
Atlanta, GA
New Orleans, LA
Miami, FL

Outside of the US I have been to:
Amsterdam, Holland (2003, 2004)
Nairobi, Kenya (2004)
Brussels, Belgium (2005
Salvador Da Bahia, Brazil (2005, 2006 and 2007!!!)
Gambia (2006)
Dakar, Senegal (2006)
Madrid, spain (2007)
I have photos from my Brazil trip in my album.

Books and Films

2 of my favourite things are literature and film.

My top ten books are:

The Secret History, DONNA TARTT
Cane River, LALITA TADEMY
Push, SAPPHIRE
Caucasia, DANZY SENNA
White Oleander, JANET FINCH
Black and Blue, ANNA QUINDLEN
Rosa Lee, LEON DASH
Silent Dancing, JUDITH ORTIZ COFER
In Search Of Our Mothers` Gardens,ALICE WALKER
Memoirs of a Geisha, ARTHUR GOLDEN

The film list is a little longer as I have so many favourites:

American History X (1998)
Amores perros (2000)
Bicho de Sete Cabeças (2001)
Bowling for Columbine (2002)
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Cidade de Deus (2002)
Clerks. (1994)
Cronicamente Inviável (2000)
Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
Fetten Jahre sind vorbei, Die (2004)
Gegen die Wand (2004)
Homem do Ano, O (2003)
I Like It Like That (1994)
Lost Boys of Sudan (2003)
Maria Full of Grace (2004)
Monster (2003))
Thirteen (2003)
A Way of Life (2004)
Bullet Boy (2004)
Y tu mamá también (2001)
Bang, Bang, You're Dead (2002)
Homem Que Copiava, O (2003)
Raising Victor Vargas (2002)

I Love salmon

Salmon has to be one of my favourite foods. in fact I love pretty much all seafood and you can also add to the list:
Avacado
Green queen olives
Pistachio Nuts
Walnuts
Tiramisu
Candied almonds
Guacamole
Brie
Applewood smoked cheddar
Sundried/oven roasted tomatoes
Houmous
Tandoori chicken

... and not all at the same time

Eu aprendo Portugues

At the moment teaching myself Portuguese through the use of Books, CD's and CD-Roms. I am planning to go back to Brazil over the Christmas period so am absolutely determined to get my Portuguese up to a conversational level.

I am so pleased with myself at the moment. I managed to get Pimsleur Portuguese Levels 1 and 2 cd's on Ebay for £4. What a bargain? That would have been a full retail price normally pushing over £250... And what a wonderful program it is... I can FEEL the improvement. I listen to it on my way to work and from work and sometimes on my lunch hour!!!

The theatre

I love going to the theatre... the last thing I saw was Hedda Gabler at The Duke of York Theatre... I highly recomend it... It is still running... Here is a brief summary:

"Arriving home for an extended honeymoon Hedda Gabler struggles with an existence that is, for her, devoid of excitement or enchantment. Filled with a passion that cannot be confined by her marriage or 'perfect home', Hedda strives to find a way to fulfil her desires by manipulating those around her"

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  • raykey's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Hey Z, long time, hope you are having a nice birthday. Best wishes R.

  • raykey's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2012 at 7:55 AM

    Hi Z, Happy Birthday and best wishes again. You have'nt been on for a while are you travelling. Nice time. Raykey

  • connectingrod's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2012 at 1:52 AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    MAY ALL YOUR DREAM COMES TRUE THIS YEAR

  • Martin_S.'s Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2011 at 4:31 AM

    Thanks for the tip on the Pimsleur Portuguese Levels 1 and 2. My wife and I are planning a 20 day trip to Portugal in April. Martin

  • Rabbityama's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2011 at 9:53 PM

    You've been to many interesting places! Happy Birthday!

  • tranceperent's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2010 at 4:56 AM

    hi zee, i am coming to london in the week of 20th september. was hoping to meet VT members from london. let me know if you think it would be possible. im be free on 24th-25th and 26th september. i have already posted a meet

  • spidermiss's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2010 at 2:20 PM

    Hi there! Love your Home Page! Love to see Brazil someday. Happy travels, Dawn

  • trav4bus's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2010 at 1:48 AM

    pretty pages

  • Charlesisland's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    I missed your Bday toooo busy celebrating mine on the 10th.

  • fdrich29's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2010 at 10:33 AM

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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