Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Blog Hop: Where would I go with BUTTERMAN (TIME) TRAVEL, INC

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To celebrate the cover reveal of PK Hrezo's book, BUTTERMAN (TIME) TRAVEL, INC., I'm participating in her bloghop.  Question:  If I could walk into Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc., where and when would I go?

Rio de Janeiro, 1808.  Here's why:

When the French army under Napoleon marched into Lisbon, the entire Portuguese Royal Court fled to Brazil.  Thus, the Braganças became the first royals to step foot in their colony.

TImes were tough.  During their journey, the members of court had to shave their heads in order to combat lice.  With an influx of 10,000 + people, housing was short.  Some had to put up in an old abandoned jail.  Imagine:  a royal family in exile living in a jail in the tropics.

But they learned to cope.  In fact, when it finally came time to return to Portugal over a decade later, the young Prince Pedro opted to stay in Brazil.  His father, Dom João VI, agreed.  In this way, Brazil gained its independence.

Though the court's exile in Brazil was not necessarily a happy time, it was interesting.  I'd have loved to talk with native Brazilians:  how did they feel about the entire royal court sailing up to their shores?  And the courtiers?  What did they make of life in the tropics?

Also, talk about adventure.

Remember to check out PK Hrezo's new book on 11 - 12 - 13.  You can find her on her blog and Twitter.


  1. Thank you so much for posting today Jak! It's great to meet you. Welcome to the blogosphere. You'll find lots of nice peeps! :D

    1. Great to meet you, too! Thanks for the welcome :) I found your bloghop and the prompt was so interesting I couldn't resist. Looking forward to reading your book!

  2. I loved where you went back in time. It was a time and event I'd never heard of but you made it sound so interesting. It also sounds like a great springboard for the start of a story!

    1. Hi, Alex. I'm glad you found it interesting! Brazil is fascinating (and under-taught in the US, I think). And yes, it sounds like the start of a story, indeed :)

  3. Hi Jak, Blog hops are a great way to meet other bloggers and you picked a good one to start with! Your choice of time travel is wonderful. Brazil is a beautiful place and the history there is amazing. Loved your post and it does sound like the start of a great story :)---------Nice to meet you.

    1. Nice to meet you, too! Thanks for stopping by. I'm looking forward to getting to know the blogosphere! I'm keeping an eye out for other great blog hops. And yes, Brazil is spectacular.

  4. Intriguing place to be :)


  5. Hey, Jak,

    Yours was by far the most usual I have read. Definitely an exciting time and a part of history many of us are not clear on.

    Nice to meet you and welcome to the blogosphere!