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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
April
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  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,341 mod
    @Baho26 I was glad of a nice mug of hot chocolate yesterday. It was cold and raining outside.
  • Baho26Baho26 Posts: 54 ✭✭
    @mheredge a mug of hot chocolate would make you feel warm and relax when feeling cold. I'm glad to see you here teacher mheredge :) nice to meet you.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,341 mod
    It's curious how only five days before the last thing on my mind would have hot chocolate @Baho26. It was hot and sunny so a nice cold beer was much more appropriate.
  • Baho26Baho26 Posts: 54 ✭✭
    @mheredge lol. You can drink a cup of hot chocolate in summer session. It would make you feel relaxed and happier even when you got extreme weather. Chocolate contains theobromine. That will make good mood :D
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 19,969 mod
    @Baho26 and @mheredge I visited tody a chocolate factory ' Callebout' and I could tasted the delicious chocolate. And at the moment I still have a fantastic feeling.
  • Baho26Baho26 Posts: 54 ✭✭
    @Paulette omg. You made me starving :hushed: can you share your feelings to us? Lol
  • ChamCham Posts: 15 ✭✭
    hello everyone,
    I'm from Brazil the country of futebol, perhaps many people think and be proud that it here, but I do not. In my opinion Brazil is a beautiful place, there are wonderful beaches, interesting peoples and delisolsa foods. I think the traditional foods(pamonha, feijoada, brigadeiro,etc) is the better than all the things there are here.
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 19,969 mod
    @Cham you are right Brazil is certainly much more than soccer ball. The nature, the culture and especially its traditional foods are much more interesting. Tell us more about the city where you live.
  • ChamCham Posts: 15 ✭✭
    Yes of couse @Paulette,

    Goiânia is in the meddle of Brazil, it's near to Brasilia the capital of Brazil. Goiânia has the reputation of being de capital of country music in Brazil and also it is the most wooded city in South Amarica.
    Goiânia is huge city, there are many awesome parks here, actually, I don't konw a lot what I talk about it. in short, it's a simple city.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,341 mod
    @Cham I did watch a game of village football in Brazil and was impressed at how elegant and skilled the players were. So your football reputation is not without reason.
  • rouka345rouka345 Posts: 7
    hello i'm from tunisia :D it's a wonderful country <3
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 19,969 mod
    Hello @rouka345 welcome to the forum.
    I have never been to Tunisia but I followed the Jasmine Revolution in 2011 with the fall of the didactorial regime.
    Is Tunisia now a true democracy or is there still much influence from the didactorial regime?
  • rouka345rouka345 Posts: 7
    @Paulette thank you :)
    I think that tunisia is not a true democracy country yet but there's many changes after this great revolution like the freedom of expression :D
  • wilidgawilidga Posts: 7
    Hi all, I 'am from Guatemala.
  • fcandeiasfcandeias Posts: 1
    I am from Brazil
  • AdnAdn Posts: 2
    Hi everyone, I'm from India. Living in a metro city Pune, with my mom.
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 19,969 mod
    Hello @wilidga welcome on the forum. What I know about Guatemala is only a bit about the history of the Mayans. But there are so many tribes of the Mayans and each tribe has its own language and habits. Maybe you can tell us more about this.
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 19,969 mod
    @fcandeias welcome on the forum. Brazil is a very big country, it is the fifth largest country in the world with as inhabitants many Indians. I like especially the coffee, who is very strong..
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 19,969 mod
    @Adn welcome on this fantastic forum. I know India from mother Teresa, a catholic nun, who lived in Calcutta and took care of the people in the slums.
    A very beautiful example of architectureis the Taj Mahal, the white marble mausoleum.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,341 mod
    @wilidga where in Guatemala are you from? I visited some years ago. I remember a beautiful place near a lake. Our tour was quite short but we visited many beautiful places.
  • rakya345rakya345 Posts: 14 ✭✭
    i'm from tunisia the wonderful country :)
  • rilexrilex Posts: 4
    Hi Im from Serbia
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 19,969 mod
    @rilex welcome on the forum, I hope to meet you many times in different discussions. So you can participate in the discussion 'What do you think about the village or the town where you live' between the category 'Cultur, Customs, Traditions and Celebrations'. I am very interested in Serbia. The only thing I know about it is the beautiful magical river 'The Donau' and of course the famous tennis player, Novak Đoković.
  • rilexrilex Posts: 4
    Thanks you very much. I`m from Serbia and I live in a village. Serbia is a nice county but I think Belgian is bether. Whatewer Serbih has a big potencial obout agrycultural but we are`nt jet in EU.
    I am now retired, but still active and growing raspberries.
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 19,969 mod
    @rilex I am really glad to meet another retired person. Do you cultivate raspberries? I like this fruit very much. If I make a cake then I always try to decorate with this fruit. And one of my granddaughters has this taste of me adopted. Last week we were on a trip together and both we ate a fruit cup with raspberries.
    I am a retired teacher and former principal of a school for nurses.
  • rakya345rakya345 Posts: 14 ✭✭
    hi i'm from tunisia <3 did anyone visit it before ?
  • mounamouna Posts: 2,082 ✭✭✭
    Hey @rakya345 I'll visit Tunisia next month
  • rakya345rakya345 Posts: 14 ✭✭
    @mouna i hope you will enjoy your visit :*
  • wilidgawilidga Posts: 7
    Hi @Paulette yes, in Guatemala there are many tribes each one of these have their own language and their own clothes very colorfull , there are 21 languages.
    These languages are: Quiché’, Kaqchikel , Mam, Zutuhil are the most commun in Guatemala. those tribes live in the west of the country. The people is very kind and polite.
  • wilidgawilidga Posts: 7
    Hi @mheredge , I was born in Quetzaltenango, and grew up in Guatemala city, I think the lake you know it's Atitlan, it's the most beautiful lake here.
    there are many places here like Tikal, Semuc Champey, El mirador azul, Rio Dulsce, Xela, Antigua Guatemala.

    in this link there are some pictures from some places.

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicalima/19-lugares-que-tienes-que-visitar-si-viajas-a-guatemala?utm_term=.jiJjLglEm#.ojWJx6zqN

    I hope you'll come again.

    what about you? where are you from? tell me about your favorite places in your country
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