Hey, Carson here. We are done with our first week in Brazil, and its been an interesting one. We met a LOT of people at the Federal University of Para (UFPA), and toured a bunch of different labs and work spaces on campus. Next week we are going to meet even more people, and try to finalize some project ideas. Also, Sam and Rachel finally got their visas so they will be here next week. Woo! Hopefully once we are all here we can get started on some Portuguese lessons as well. That's about where we are project wise, at least so far. We are really hopeful for what the future holds. This weekend we went to an awesome bird sanctuary and museum called Mangal das Garças. There were a ton of different birds there, and I was slightly attacked by what looked like a Brazilian chicken. Probably my fault for antagonizing it, but oh well. After that we tried some ice cream from a store called Cairu, which we were told was the best in Brazil - it was very good ice cream. We are making a lot of friends at the hostel as well, and everyone is really nice and friendly. Anyway, that's about the update for the week. Tchau!