Chad was rather confused by the swedish festivities
Well May 1st marked the first day of the spring party in Sweden, and since we have been travelling with a couple of cool swedish blokes ( Constantine and Immuael) we promised to celebrate this day with them by yes getting drunk and dressing in traditional blue and yellow colours. They were grateful enough to celebrate our ANZAC day (bless those diggers) so we repayed the favour! Apparently back in their homeland, thousands of people go to the many big parks they have and at 11am crack open thousands of btls of champagne and spary it all over each other then proceed through the day to get drunk of vodka.. Now i cant be entirely certain but im sure its some sort of fertility ceremony to mark the start of the spring season where everyone is to get it on and make a whole new generation of swedes (this is more my wishful thinking, i believe haha).
Corey was a hot swedish minx
Now my travelling wardrobe isnt totally decked out in blue and yellow (these colours dont seem to bring out my eyes) but i managed to scrouge up a scarfe with yellow on it and a `singing in the rain`hat that was blue. Chad (new aussie mate) thought we should wear suits to mark the occasion and lacking any i borrowed his trouser bottoms. Me being 6 foot and him significantly shorter i was kinda funny looking with my scarf, pink thongs, singing in the rain hat and tight pants... Still i got in the spirit and we were having a jolly good time being drunken swedes for the day! We all decided to hit the Rio nightlife in our dress ups and in retrospect this was probably a bad idea....
Cruising in the taxi to Ipanema beach which we had overloaded, still beers in our hands we noticed flashing red lights behind our vehicle! Yep it was the police but no sirens so i thought they just wanted to get past, but the driver had other ideas and started to speed up to lose them, WTF!!! Suddenly the sirens came blaring on and the taxi went faster, the police car came along side our back window, Chad (who was on my lap) and I looked out the window to be confronted with a massive magnum pointed in our faces with the dude screaming stop stop or i shoot, WOW (we were told later it was desert eagle edition for all you gun junkies out there)!!! So we all started screaming at the taxi driver to stop and thankfully he did as we thought he was the one in trouble how wrong we were.
Pimpin is hard
.. We waited in the car then the taxi driver opened our door and went to the front of the car, the police atrted screaming get out get out, show hands... I was like boys neck the beers! As we got out two officers had both their weapons trained on us and i was like are we getting screwed here! We had been warned that the police are really corrupt in Rio especially with backpackers planting drugs on them to get bribes out of them! One of the policemen who spoke broken english started blurting out hands up, you have drugs, hands up!!! Now i dont know what was going through their minds cause we were 6 dudes with really odd looking attire that looked nothing like drug runners, i even think one of the officers nearly started to laugh, but i wasnt taking any chances! I began taking off my scarf, hat, emptied my own pockets pretty much started stripping saying i had nothing but he still wanted to fondle me, spread eagle on the car he rummaged through all my pockets, all i was thinking was he is planting drugs!! After the commotion and all the boys got search they holstered their weapons and just drove off, standard procedure.
Mark about to regret his descision
.... yeah right! After that we were all pumped up on adrenlin so we had a massive night out, telling everyone who cared to listen about the big gun! I just hope that when im in Sweden that it is just as exciting to celebrate the start of spring as it is in Rio!!
Okay, so as most will already know we are pretty outlandish when we travel making up stupid challenges and games to keep ourselves amused. At present we are in the middle of a challenge, where none of us are allowed to shave or have haircuts until we get to Mexico! If you want to shave then you have to get a braziliaan down stairs (This seems fair as we are in Rio) or colour your hair (a hideous colour)! Mark was the first to crack and was more than happy to get a waxing.
Though not swedish still well worthy
Again we got lucky that one of the girls working in the hostel has studied beautician stuff and knows how to wax and was more than willing to help out our cause. So we were off to the hair dresser shop for the essentials wax strips... These failed miserably so it was back too the shop for the proper stuff, a whole hot wax kit.... WOW this stuff removes anything... This is one of the funniest experinces i have participated in whilst on tour, we packed out the tv room (invited other guests to come watch and take photos etc) and watched our mate get de-pubed! The first few strips i couldnt see as i was rolling around in tears, but to Mark´s credit he didnt flinch a muscle and was (on the outside) cool as a cucumber. Now the whole boy bonding experince went to another level yet again as we actually helped rip stripos of hair off our mates balls and arse crack.
Look close Duggo on the shoulder of this sick keg
Jim was way too into it claiming his arse crack and both two testicles with glee! I had the honours of doing the Mark´s gooch which bought out a squeal in mark and actually made him bleed a little, so funny but at the same time really really disturbing! Now i cant post all the photos and im sure some will be removed but we have live footage which will hit You Tube soon so hold out, it is so freakin funny!!! After having his frank and beans waxed by both girls and boys Mark was straight down to the bathroom and his dirty little ginger moe was gone, he hates facial hair haha!
Yesterday the boys went on a boat party cruise around Rio (in correlation to the one year anniversary of the hostel) and had an absolute ball. Unfortunately i was sick with a bad cold and couldnt make the trip but they all came home with many good stories, liquored up and keen to keep the party going! Being sick i didnt drink but did dance on the bar with Jimmy and get semi naked whilst having a runny nose! A few of the lads disappeared and were not seen until the morning.
A random wave shot we got while in chile that got lost but here it is
.. They went to HELP, a famous night club on the Copacabana strip! This we had been told was the place to go and the night of our swedish party we ended up there but were refused entry cause of my pink thongs! However the boys had no problems getting in last night and they were pretty stoked with the place as all the girls were extremely good looking and vying for their attention. It wasnt until one of the girls propsitioned corey (bang bangs) along the lines of `only $100 for me im cheap´... that it all suddenly became clear that they were in a massive hooker bar disguised as a nightclub! They all began to notice a lot of old men on the dance floor and a lot of dress up girls with Adam´s apples! Despite the shock they stayed to the early morning dancing up a storm and drinking the cheap booze on offer! But made sure they keep their tongues in their mouth or their wallets would have been empty this morning.
The waxathon about to begin
.. The running joke now is that Bang Bangs seeks help at HELP haha! Well thats our latest update of antics stay safe all and always smile!!!!