Sunday, July 28, 2013

Brazil...till we meet again

Well this is my last official blog. As I reflect on my time here I get sad knowing that it’s about to end. I don’t know what I was expecting when I first pulled up to the front gate of my pousada. All I knew was that I was in a foreign country with little knowledge of it’s customs nor language. It was all a bit overwhelming. But these feeling quickly faded away. The people I’ve met here have treated me with nothing but kindness. Many have broken their backs to make me feel comfortable. The pousada Ive been staying in lacks many of the creature comforts of America, but makes up with the warmth of its inhabitants. The people here are almost like one big family. On many occasions I have went to the shared kitchen to make a small snack and been offered more food than a king could eat. They have celebrations every weekend and always seem happy to see you. The people in my lab are the same way. After long days of work they invite me to go out and no matter how tired I am at the time, I never regret going. They are fun to be around and always ensure that I have a good time. Also I have fallen in love with the city of Sao Paulo! Coming from a small school in a small town, this big city is very different then what I’m used to. After two months I have barely seen a fraction of the many joys and sights it has to offer. I will truly miss this city but most of all I will miss the people in it. I have truly made great memories here. Coming to Brazil has been an amazing experience and I feel blessed and grateful to have gotten this opportunity!

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