|After nearly 4 weeks, it's still hard to believe that we're actually living in Brazil.|
The bus terminal TILAG is our only
way to leave Lagoa and explore the
rest of the island. After a few weeks I've
finally gotten the hang of the bus
schedule, so I don't get lost as often
The view from the top of the mountain we have to cross every day to get to our labs, as well as anywhere else on the island. Our pousada is on the shore of the Lagoa, on an unbelievably peaceful and beautiful street.
|The graffiti throughout the island is really awesome.|
The wall says, "Our world is sick,"
and the pill says "peace" and "love."
With protests and demonstrations
spreading across Brazil, it was only
a matter of time until the people of
Florianopolis got involved. An
estimated 70,000 people occupied the
streets of Centro last week, with songs
of peace and change.
|Eventually, we stumbled upon remnants of the long-forgotten lake that used to occupy|
the sand dunes.Bright,fresh foliage dotted the dunes, with a number of strange birds
circling the air and wandering the sand.
|Our Neurobiology lab at UFSC, where|
we do stereotaxic surgery and behavioral
experiments, and drink a ton of coffee.
|Florianopolis really is the most beautiful place in the world.|