Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Welcome to Ipatinga!!! (Purely FYI)

In Brazil, we are located in the southeast...see red states

Minas Gerais

This is a blown up Map of Minas Gerais, where we are located again, in the red. **Edited to add, you'll have to click on the picture to see the whole thing and the actual city Ipatinga highlighted in red**

So to answer the question I get asked most often...we are not close to the ocean. Though there is a very nice lake that we like to go to that I will blog about soon...

Also we are not close to Sao Paulo, Rio de Janiero, or the Amazon. (Please see map above) We are probably a good 8-9 hours in either direction from Sao Paulo or Rio. And I have no clue about the Amazon.

For quite some time, I have been meaning to introduce to you where I live. First here are the wiki stats:
Ipatinga is a city and municipality located in eastern Minas Gerais state, Brazil. The city was founded in 1962 and covers a total area of 166.5 km² (or 64.29 sq.mi.). Its population is 240,338 (IBGE 2001). It is part of the Vale do Aço Metropolitan Area (population 430,700).

Ipatinga is located at the site where the Piracicaba River flows into the Doce River, 217 km. (or 135 miles) from the state capital of Belo Horizonte. It is served by highway and railroad connections (Minas-Vitória). There is also a medium sized airport, Usiminas Airport [1] in the area of the neighbor city Santana do Paraíso, that serves the Steel Valley and can receive small and medium sized planes, including jets like the Boeing 737 and the Fokker 100.

Elevation: 220 mts. (or 721 ft.)
Climate: Tropical sub-hot and sub-dry
Average annual temperature: 23º C (or 73.4ºF)

Here is a video put out by Ipatinga's Tourism Board. You can see Ipatinga from an Aerial perspective. (It is only slightly less interesting than those movies they made you watch in biology of microorganisms.)

I am in process of trying to upload pictures that I have taken from where I actually am, to give you a glimpse of the neighborhood. However, I don't know if it is blogger or my Internet connection that doesn't want to play. But I promise they will be up soon!


Sam said...

Fun to see! My brother-in-law is from Sao Paolo, so I was about to ask if you were near there. :)

Lisa said...

Very cool! Good to hear from you again. The temperature there sounds nice; I like low 70's.

Are you picking up the language better? And how is that sweet husband doing?

Lisa Q

Bia Mendonça said...

Good to hear from you! :)

If you go a little bit up, you could visit Salvador in Bahia. I'm sure you would love! Too bad I'm not there until jun next year to meet you! :)
Are you learning portuguese already?


Krystyn said...

Thanks for sharing the homeland!!

Fabiola said...

I've been wondering what you have been up to.

How is your Portuguese coming along??



LadyFi said...

You're a long long way from the Amazon! I once stayed in Minas Gerais, up in the hills in a hidden valley with a school and church and little village run by the anthroposophs.

Vanessa Rogers said...

funny video! Glad to see where you live!

Anonymous said...

cheap viagra nz viagra attorneys viagra soft tabs herbal viagra reviews lowest price viagra womens viagra viagra free pills get viagra viagra cheap buy online viagra and cialis viagra cialis levitra buy viagra meds online how to buy viagra viagra soft tabs

Anonymous said...


[b]Xrumer SEO Professionals

As Xrumer experts, we from been using [url=]Xrumer[/url] for a wish time things being what they are and grasp how to harness the enormous power of Xrumer and turn it into a Bills machine.

We also yield the cheapest prices on the market. Many competitors will cost 2x or consistent 3x and a end of the continuously 5x what we charge you. But we have faith in providing prominent mending at a debilitated affordable rate. The whole something of purchasing Xrumer blasts is because it is a cheaper substitute to buying Xrumer. So we focusing to abide by that bit in rebuke and outfit you with the cheapest censure possible.

Not solitary do we have the unexcelled prices but our turnaround time after your Xrumer posting is wonderful fast. We intention take your posting done in the forefront you discern it.

We also produce you with a roundish log of affluent posts on contrasting forums. So that you can notice over the extent of yourself the power of Xrumer and how we be struck by harnessed it to benefit your site.[/b]

[b]Search Engine Optimization

Using Xrumer you can expect to realize thousands upon thousands of backlinks for your site. Many of the forums that your Place you will be posted on bear high PageRank. Having your join on these sites can really help build up some crown grade help links and really boost your Alexa Rating and Google PageRank rating via the roof.

This is making your put more and more popular. And with this inflate in celebrity as grammatically as PageRank you can think to lead your milieu really downright gamy in those Search Motor Results.

The amount of transportation that can be obtained aside harnessing the power of Xrumer is enormous. You are publishing your site to tens of thousands of forums. With our higher packages you may equivalent be publishing your locality to HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of forums. Ponder 1 post on a popular forum disposition usually rig out 1000 or so views, with announce ' 100 of those people visiting your site. These days imagine tens of thousands of posts on celebrated forums all getting 1000 views each. Your traffic liking withdraw because of the roof.

These are all targeted visitors that are interested or bizarre nearly your site. Assume how innumerable sales or leads you can succeed in with this great gang of targeted visitors. You are literally stumbling upon a goldmine ready to be picked and profited from.

Retain, Transport is Money.


Anonymous said...

Delivery Our Dastardly Prices at, The Critical [b][url=]Online Additionally [/url][/b] To [url=]Buy Viagra[/url] Online ! You Can also Period to Pre-eminent Deals When You [url=]Buy Cialis[/url] and When You You [url=]Buy Levitra[/url] Online. We Also Hero on a Consequential Generic [url=]Phentermine[/url] In regard to Your Viands ! We Tell away Condemn celebrity [url=]Viagra[/url] and Also [url=]Generic Viagra[/url] !

Penis Enlargement Pills said...

Vimax Pills is a powerful natural herbal male enhancement that increases penis length and girth, sexual desire, sexual health and helps to achieve stronger erections, Buy Vimax Pills best penis enlargement pills

about author:
best penis enlargement penis enlargement pills improve sexual performance and stamina

best penis enlargement pills VigRx Plus Vimax Pills ProSolution Pills clinicaly proven for enlarge your penis up to 3-4 inches in 3 month 100% money back guarantee FDA APPROVED

Best-Method-Enlargement said...

We just wanted to share information about best penis enlargement products that are busy talking about people who want a bigger penis size, stronger and able to increase stamina.