Thursday, 3 May 2007

Fear and Loathing in Buzios



I was in Buzios, a small seaside village, about 5 hours drive from Rio de Janiero.

Late at night, in a local 'dive' about the size of a toilet.
A real Beer Bar. Neli da Costa's Bar.
This dive was rumoured to be a drugs den too.
I was alone because my friend had disappeared with the daughter of the owner.
Was pissed off too because I really fancied her. She was a real honey, in the flesh.

So, I ended up drinking with two uniformed policemen when they came in for the nightly visit.
I was an exotic visitor so they stayed to chat.
As usual, little in the way of common language. But quite OK.
One of them asked me if I wanted a coke (as in cola) and I made an expansive gesture redolent of snorting something.
The policemen laughed and scratched noses in a 'suggestive digestive' manner. Nudge nudge wink wink.
Even the owner and the chief dealer laughed.

Later, they asked me to bring a bottle of whisky for them next time I came from Scotland.
I told them I would NOT bring a bottle of whisky for them.
They both took their guns out whereupon I explained that I would bring TWO bottles of whisky for them.
Yet another memorable night followed.
Too many to count are those nights.

9 comments:

trousers said...

Its been a while since I had a night like that. Have I ever had a night like that? Either way, I'm due for one.

lavenderblue said...

Ready when you are,trousers..............

trousers said...

*gulp*

lavenderblue said...

Shouldn't I have said that,trousers ?

Merkin said...

Lavvy, I thought you were a spitter.

lavenderblue said...

I am a Cobra.

Anonymous said...

When I was in Brazil my friend got bitten by a snake.
He ran back to me shouting 'I'm going to die, I'm going to die'.
I said 'it's ok I have a first aid certificate, show me the bite and I will suck out the poison'.
He dropped his trousers and showed me the bite.
I said 'you're going to die, you're going to die'.

trousers said...

Of course you should lav - I was just wondering whether I'm man enough....

Merkin said...

Lavvy, I may not be able to make it as far as the first team but I am a good squad member.
Emphasis where you choose.