Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Welcome to Lissie & Lilly!

Hi Everyone! I'm Lissie and this lovely lady in pink is my partner in awesomeness Sawako Lilly! Welcome to our blog and all the wonderful secrets it contains! Please look at the tabs on the top to navigate. You can go and read all the episodes of Lissie & Lilly and see our adventures in full color glory, as well as see where our little sister Josie is now in her travels and read her travel log. It's no easy thing for a mini doll to travel so far and wide you know, as we're all jealous of the cool places she gets to go.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Lissie & Lilly are now on Instagram!

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Mini Josie prepares to leave Brazil

On some of the days that I didn’t go out of the house, I was able to listen to my host play the piano. She has been playing for about 12 years and she normally plays when she comes back from school in the afternoon to relax a little. It was great to listen to so many different songs and to learn a little about it!

While I was there, I met my host’s American Girl dolls, Annie (My AG #55), Felicity (the mini doll with glass eyes), and Maria (the Ruthie mini doll) along with her other non AG dolls. Although we didn’t take many photos together, I had an amazing time with them. They taught me a lot of the Brazilian culture, the Portuguese language, and thanks to them, I had a great time in Brazil.

It was very hard to say goodbye to them, but I’m very glad that I could meet them! They will always be in my heart!

As souvenirs, my host gave me the “pinhões” that we collected when we went on our nature exploration, the autumn leaf, a bonnet made by my host’s mom, and also a blanket also made by my host’s mom so I could sleep well and stay warm on my trip to my next host and on all of the other nights that I’ll be faraway from home. She also gave me some Reais coins, but they aren't shown in this photo.

This is my host. We had a great time together! I loved meeting her, her family, and her beautiful and amazing country. She also was super happy to meet me and very sad when I had to leave.

Many people have negatives thoughts and incorrect stereotypes about Brazil, but I think that if everybody tried to learn a little about this country, they would see how awesome and beautiful this country is! Just like other countries, they have a lot of problems and things to improve, but they face their hard days with a smile on their faces and so much positivity in their minds. I was super glad that I could come here and have an amazing time.

As they say there “Tchau!” (Goodbye!) 
-Mini Josie.

To see more of Josie’s adventures, click here to view her Travel Log!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mini Josie wanders through 4 parks in Brazil

While I was in Brazil, I went to various parks. This one is the “Jardim Botânico” (Botanical garden). It has a greenhouse that keeps the plants from being damaged by the low temperatures in the autumn and winter.

This park has a lot of places to walk and a big lawn for picnics.

The other park that I visited in Brazil was the “Parque Tanguá” (Park Tanguá).

It has lots of fountains and spaces with water.

In this park there is also a waterfall, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to go see it. I loved to going here!

The penultimate park that I went was the “Bosque Zaninelle” (Zaninelle Wood). It used to be a quarry a long time ago, but now they turned it into a park. This is the entrance of the park. Super cool!

To see the part of the park where the quarry was located you have to walk on this trail in the middle of theses trees and plants. It was very humid in there but very beautiful.

Here is where the quarry was located! This park doesn’t have much to offer, but the nature there is amazing! It also has a lovely lake.

I really loved to going here and spending some time admiring this incredible view!

The last park that I went to was the “Bosque do Alemão” (German Wood). It’s a park to celebrate the German immigration. It also has a forest where you can walk and read the story of Hansel and Gretel (this story is called "João e Maria" in Portuguese).

At the end of the day after exploring all of these parks, we passed by a long street that had these typical autumn trees which lose all their leaves in the autumn. Since that day there wasn’t many leaves left, my host gave me a leaf that she collected a little while ago so I could glue it in my journal.

To see more of Josie’s adventures, click here to view her Travel Log!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Mini Josie gorges on traditional Brazilian Food

Can we pause just a minute to say how awesome Brazilian food is? I think I gained a lot of weight while I was there. This photo shows when I tried some typical breakfast foods (actually they love to eat this any time of the day). It’s a “pão de queijo” (cheese bread) made with manioc flour, cheese, and many other things. They exist in many variations and formats but the one in the front is the most common one. Very delicious!

On colder days, my host family loved to eat soup with a type of stuffed pasta called capeletti. It was very good and made me feel a little bit warmer.

This dish is called “mandioca”. It’s a tuberous root typical from the country that has been here since the time of the indigenous people of Brazil. It also goes by the names “aipim”, “macaxeira” or “maniva” depending on the region of the country.

While I was in my host's home I also ate something called “Escondidinho” (Hidden) or “Madalena” that is a food made from a layer of ground beef and a layer of mashed potatoes on top. Since my host doesn’t like to eat most meats, this dish was made with soy meat. In the same meal I ate sweet potatoes too. Here they exist in two types: one with a purple peel and other with a white peel. Very good!

The food in this cute bowl is “Sagu”, a dessert made with grape juice or wine, and small balls that are made from that same tuberous root called “Mandioca”. Aside from what I showed you guys in these photos, I was able to eat many other traditional Brazilian foods like “Arroz e Feijão” (Rice and Beans), “Brigadeiro” (a candy made out of chocolate, butter and chocolate covered by sprinkles that is very delicious), “Empadão” (a fantastic buttery dough stuffed with chicken or palmetto), “Paçoca” (a candy made from peanut), “Pé de moleque” (another candy made from peanut), “Doce de leite” (a candy made from milk that my host loves), “Doce de abóbora” (a candy made from pumpkins normally sold in the shape of a heart), “Pastel” (a fried dough stuffed with various stuffings) and many more! 

To see more of Josie’s adventures, click here to view her Travel Log!