Sushi for Bitcoin in Jericocoara
Feb 17th, 2023 - Day 3 in brazil
Hey there! Greetings.
Let's talk about Tuesday, February 17—another day of fun adventures in Jericoacoara. As soon as I woke up, I walked downstairs carefully. The injury still had its hold on me and was still healing, So I couldn't go for my run. After walking downstairs, I observed everyone was already back to doing work and was creating unique and appealing paper wallets—like little piggy banks—for youngsters to use while they save up, purchase, and use bitcoin(s). The vibe was lovely and fresh; everyone was in sync with their work. They showed me how easy it is to feel this good, especially while working.
People were everywhere, filming, editing, reviewing videos of every step of the process, and capturing creativity. The flow was at maximum capacity. Then we had a delicious morning coffee, and we had a short meeting going on in Portuguese. Whenever I could, I gave my input. Then we headed to Restaurant Don Amilia for brunch. It was a bitcoin-friendly eatery.
Also, I heard that they had accumulated a large sum of bitcoins throughout their business period. Their encouragement for Bitcoin usage and acceptance was terrific. And then they(the restaurant owners) go to the sellers and spend that bitcoin to purchase some fresh, yummy shrimp. They have established a closed economic loop. That's why it was so heartening and insightful to see. By mid-day, I could meet up with Lawrence from the Bitrefill. I'd only been chatting with them online until now; it was finally great to meet in person. The same vibe and level of energy were shared among us.
Olivia, Lawrence's girl, was also there along with Luca. After that, Lucas from Lightning Labs dropped by with his wife. They left off the impression of 'couple goals' on me. They were so sweet with each other and towards the rest of us. All of us then had our fill of delicious Amazonian food. Sorry, I can't tell you what it's called, because, you see, I can't remember the dish's name too. But, damn! Whatever it was, it was excellent, and just WOW! The food left us all with the sensation of complete satisfaction. And then, at about 2:30 P.M., I got a phone call. I got engrossed in the conversation with Ben, who is running a company called - A Bitcoin Company.
We discussed and shared information on our Bitcoin meetups. Then our group again headed towards the peaceful satoshi residence. There as we arrived, we met: Roman Chimbera from El Salvador. He flew out with Mike Peterson to meet the crew and hear about their progress. They were impressed by the squad too. After that, I settled down at the house, dressing my injured foot again, and everyone else continued working. At 4:30 P.M., I went to the school to assist with the stage setup and to take down the football nets. That being said, the whole procedure went well. Everyone cooperated, and in no time, we cleared the area and finished setting up a stable and lovely stage. We drank a few beers. That was a refreshing break. We used bitcoin to buy those beers, and finally, we were back to our home.
Then, Mike and I made contact. He is the founder of Bitcoin beach El Salvador. We met 3 times now in 3 months. From El Salvador to South Africa to Brazil. Then, we all trooped down to Sushicoacoara for dinner. Its name is similar to Jericoacoara. This place accepted payments in Bitcoin, and I dined on a sushi dog there. A sushi dog is a hot dog shaped like sushi, with different but pleasant tastes. An exotic experience overall for me, at least. We all enjoyed the dinner. We cracked many smiles and laughs throughout our time there, and our whole group became good friends. There were over 40 Bitcoiners eating dinner together.
They set up a wholesome and light atmosphere, which I thoroughly enjoyed. After that, we visited the beachfront and ordered a couple of Caipirinhas. There is a large number of little carts selling various kinds of booze. We decided to savor Caipirinhas as Brazil's national cocktail, so why should one not? I stood back with a Caparini as others danced to the local music. Everyone grooved subtly, and we all just wanted the time to stop at the moment. The whole series of events gave me something to remember and cherish. It was the time of the carnival. So, everybody just jumped in and enjoyed it in their way. It is delightful to see everyone come together during carnival, and simply hang around and dance as a group of best friends rather than strangers.
The town was packed with people, especially at this time and day. I estimated that there were about 5,000 people there. The place was simply swarmed with people. Everyone just thought-free, stress-free, just being cheerful, and merry. All of us were under scattered bright golden lighting with jolly faces creating a remarkable scene. Everyone looked significantly put together. Everything about everything was just insanely adorable. Its carnival season runs throughout the nation, and the country seems like a bustling tourist town. Everyone has their mode of Carnival fever on! It is a screaming invitation to the state of being enchanted. It was as though everyone had entered a state of carnival mania.
MAN! words don't do justice to this feeling, this experience. Join me the next time, guys! I promise you won't regret a single moment of this adrenaline-rush ride. This magic is the current state of affairs in Jericoacoara. Since everyone seems enthusiastic and committed to spreading Bitcoin in Brazil, I can't wait to see what the community will be like. The whole thing is actually at a grass-roots level. Can you all believe it? Well, neither can I. I feel very fortunate and blessed to have had this tranquil experience.
It's the 18th tomorrow. Tomorrow, the funfair opens to the public. The Bitcoin Beach Brazil Meetup will start by tomorrow. It is coming from within me. That's it. Make sure you come tomorrow to discover the pack of grandeur.
Thanks, Monisha for your assistance.
Thanks to Bitrefill, Geysserfund, and Bitcoin4India for all the support
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