It's over! I'm now on the hotel lobby, after checking out, waiting for lunch. Me and Curiosity both had a great time in the 38th Anual Meeting of the Brazilian Astronomical Society. Lot's of great news and tons of interesting stuff! I made a travel log photographing the Mars rover in different locations of the hotel, the conference, and the city of Búzios, in Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy!
"I'm in the plane, going from Florianópolis to Rio de Janeiro. I'm so excited with this trip!"
"After arriving, the conferenced arranged a bus to take us from the airport (in Rio de Janeiro) to Búzios, several kilometers away..."
"There was a table there with those post cards of the Universe. Mars is quite boring, with only those rusted rocks... Too bad I can't go to Jupiter or those beautiful galaxies and nebulae... But from these pictures you can't tell I didn't went there!"
"But even in my vacations, I can't stay without working a little. I explored some rocks there too."
"After a hard morning full of exploration, I went to the pool to chill out"
"Summer contest is over, but I liked this photo very much..."
"I beaconed Earth immediately when I found this strange life form!!!"
"Even inside the hotel, there were lots of those purple plants. How weird..."
"Here edu-petrolhead gave me a lift to pose with his poster. It's a nice thing to present one's work to the scientific community!"
"This was their identificition cards. Me and Edu loved the background!"
"I found those weird yellow liquids in small recipients. When I tried to analyze the liquid, searching for life, I passed out. I don't know what happened, I sent a radio message to NASA Control Center but they didn't understood anything. Note to self: Flee from these small bottles."
"In the room there was this book about Rio de Janeiro. Since we didn't had time to discover the city, I delved in the book. You can see I even raced with those Indycars in Jacarepaguá!"
"Edu-petrolhead's laptop Oppo'ed"
"There was this naughty stone lady near the restaurant. I SFWed the picture to you"
"Here are us, Edu and me, when the conference talks ended sooner and we went to Búzios city centre to eat. Well, he ate, I didn't"
"Since he is a petrolhead, it was obvious he would photograph cars in the way. There were a lot of buggies in Búzios, which is a beach city, and this great VW Beetle convertible taxi. In the last picture, I'm with the taximeter! There was also a Cadillac Bar. This is one of the coolest things we've ever saw!!"
"The Cadillac Bar was playing a nice classic rock, and it even had this doggie in the back!"
"Búzios became famous when the french actress Brigitte Bardot found this (then) small fisherman village. Today, one of Búzios' postcards is this Brigitte Bardot statue, near the beach"
"And finally, the only thing nor I, nor Edu, nor anyone on the conferenced could answer: Why the hell there was a telephone in the Bathroom???????"