Luz: Hi Melanie, long time no see, how have you been? Since we graduated
from university I haven't seen you again, how nice!
Melanie: Hello Luz, yes, overall, I haven't seen you in a long time, I'm fine
and you, how have you been?
Luz: Melanie, what have you been doing after studying Tourism and Hotel
Administration? I imagine you spend traveling.
Melanie: Not much really, when I finished I got married, I got pregnant and
with the issue of maternity, it hasn't given me much time to travel, four
months ago I started working in an international travel company. But friend,
what about your life, Luz! How has it been for you?
Luz: Well, things have gone great for me. After I finished my degree in
Finance and Business, I've been very busy at the office, there's always a lot
of work to do.
Melanie: Oh yeah, that sounds good, finding a job.
Luz: Yeah, it's great, but it's a bit exhausting, I really need a break.
Melanie: Yes, now that I remember, the travel agency provides very good
vacation packages actually, this year they are providing incredible trips to
Cancun, Miami and Brazil, they are places, where you can relax your mind
Melanie: but thinking about it, my parents are natives of Brazil and they
have always told me that the stay and the experience is very nice, the Latin
people are friendly and attentive.
Luz: Yes, interesting, in the afternoon I'm going to go to the office to find
out more about the packages.
Luz: Hey, but don't you have the accent from there?
Melanie: Not at all, my parents moved here before I wasn't born, so I'm a
Luz: aaa ya, now everything makes sense.
Luz: Hey Melanie, but what about you, you also look very exhausted, your
face reflects it, you should take a break with your family.
Melanie: Don't worry about me, in a month I have a trip planned with my
family, we will go to a cabin on the outskirts of the city for a week. we want
to rest from the noise of the noise, from the traffic jams, here there is a lot
of pollution, in reality one's health is weakened by all this. We would like to
rest a bit, leave stress and routine behind.
Luz: That sounds great, I agree with you Melanie. Hey, by the way, give me
your number, I changed my cell phone and all my contacts were deleted.
Melanie: Oh, of course: My number is: (305) 718 49 77
Luz: Thanks, look, write down my new number.
Melanie: Yeah, sure.
Luz: My number is: (786) 606-5127
Melanie: Well, we're in touch, one day like this for coffee.
Luz: ok, see you soon.
Melanie: done, bye.
Two months later: (can someone say it in English)
Melanie: Call Luz Dey (can someone say it in English)
Melanie: Hey Luz, would you mind going for coffee around here near 24th
street like we used to have coffee in the old days.
Luz: jumm, yes how can I forget those times.
Malanie arrives at the cafeteria first and then Luz arrives.
Melanie: I asked you for a coffee, do you usually drink it with sugar or is it
Luz: With sugar, please.
Melanie: Waiter, two with sugar better.
Luz: Hey, since you look changed, the holidays really helped you.
Melanie: Yes, I can't deny it, these days I've had a wonderful time with my
family, that cabin where we stayed was really beautiful, there was a pool,
the rooms were really spacious, the beds were very soft and comfortable.
And not to mention outside, there were large green spaces and there was
even a playground, actually my boy had a lot of fun. The whole place was
comfortable and quiet.
There we were able to ride horses, we swam in the pool, we did a bit of
hiking, me and my husband, while they took care of the child.
Luz: yes, they did all that there!!, how fun.
Melanie: No, that was just the beginning.
Another day, we had family activities.
I remember that time we had a barbecue, we roasted beef, with steamed
potatoes and accompanied it with cane juice.
Another day, they taught us to make a delicious artisan bread, very tasty.
Luz: Yes, I've always wanted to make one, could you please tell me how you
Melanie: Well, the preparation is very simple:
First used half a pound of wheat flour
Then we add five egg whites to it, beat them.
After we pour milk, melted butter into it, add salt and a little yeast.
Next, we put everything in an oven at 150 degrees Celsius for half an hour.
And finally it was ready to eat, actually it was really tasty and fun, my kid got
flour all over it, I had a nice time with my family actually.
Luz: From what you tell me things went really well, hey, you haven't
considered moving to the outskirts of the city.
Melanie: Actually, if I have considered it, I want my son to grow up in a
calm, safe, healthy place, I would really like that.
Let's see how this new year goes at work and the businesses that my
husband and I have.
Melanie: Hey Luz but what about you, always ready to vacation?
Luz: Oh, sure, I took your advice and went to Brazil last month, that
experience was unforgettable.
Luz: I was in the State of Sau Pablo, there I went to its beautiful beaches,
there I could actually see many tourists, I was able to hear the accents of
Spanish, French, and even Brazilians, they speak very funny, but in reality I It
seemed super interesting and fun.
Well, I'll keep telling you, the tour guide of the travel package took us to an
island, where an indigenous tribe lived, there they didn't usually wear many
clothes, they only spoke their native language, that situation caused me so
much curiosity, that I asked him to the guide that: How often did they used
to go out to civilization?, and he replied that almost never, they buy
everything from the island, food, food and even, when they get sick they
tend to cure themselves with medicinal plants. that shocked me so much.
Melanie: Onnn, yes, tell me more.
Luz: hahahahaha, yes, of course, there is much more to tell.
Melanie: Now that I remember, my parents have always told me that the
food in Brazil is exquisite.
Luz: They are absolutely right about that, in Sau Pablo I ate in several
restaurants, and each time the dishes were better.
Melanie: Yes, but tell me: What is the most popular restaurant for its
presentation and food?
Luz: I'm not really sure, but I think that Don Rodolfo's restaurant was the
best of all the restaurants I've been to, the food was exquisite and at a
reasonable price. But ultimately they were all very good.
Melanie: Ohh, light, I would like to go one day to enjoy the beach and so on,
what did you need to be well prepared?
Luz: Well, to go there you have to get your passport, your identification
card, bring beach clothes and enough money and clearly, willingness to
forget everything and not think about anything.
Both friends laugh
Melanie: Ohhh sorry, my husband is calling me.
Melanie: answer the phone.
Melanie: Ohh yes honey, I'm on my way there the hours went by very
Luz: He asks Melanie, is everything okay?
Melanie: Ohh yes, only Carlos can't find the car keys, I'm going to help him
find them. Hahaha, you know how they are.
Luz: She laughs, yes, that's how they are.
Melanie: the waiter calls and asks for the bill:
Melane: How much is it for every waiter?
The waiter: It's 4 dollars.
Melanie: Gives you the money, oh keep the change.
Melanie: Well I really enjoyed everything, see you soon.
Luz: Yes, of course, we are in contact.
Luz: See you later, say hi to Carlos and the child.
Melanie: Yes, of course.