So, we have finished our third week here in Brazil. We completed our Portuguese classes on Friday, and we all feel a bit more confident in our Portuguese knowledge. Rachel knows the most of all of us, but we are getting there. We are going to miss our classes, and our instructor, but we are glad we had the chance to learn.
This weekend we adventured on our own a bit, and tried to see a bit more of Belem. Our lunch yesterday was intense, and we tried all sorts of Brazilian meat, beans, farafa, and something that seemed a lot like cheesy grits. We ate so much we didn't need dinner, and we still had leftovers that we brought home. We also checked out the local park again, where a lot of different stalls sell all sorts of things, from jewelry to electronics, food, decorations, clothes, and a bunch of other knick-knacks and such.
Tomorrow we fly to Marabá to spend the following week there, touring the area and the university, and meeting people. We hope to find out as much as we can about the university and community there, and maybe find some potential for future work and projects. This should be quite a bit different from Belem, and we are all looking forward to what the future holds in Marabá.
That's about where we are at for now, and we are excited for the next several days. Ayways, signing off for now. Tchau!