Bahia

We’ve been traveling for a week now. We flew to Recife first in the state of Pernambuco. We did a mini tour of the city including the craziest museum in the middle of brazil: one full of European artifacts built like a castle. It was a collection of knives mostly, that just showed the reach…

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and I’m still awake…

Okay, now it’s almost an hour after I started writing the initial post and was about to submit but the computer decided to randomly restart itself so now I’m even more frustrated. It’s 3:29 and I’m still awake, not in my own homestay house but in the house of another student, who is currently sleeping.…

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Quase…

So the days of class are dwindling down, and by dwindling I mean I only have 3 more days of classes left. Then we travel for 2 weeks, then do our individual research projects for 3 weeks, come back, write a paper, present the paper, and go back to the US. It feels like it’s…

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Escrava Anastacia

I learned about Escrava  Anastacia while in Canindé for the pilgrimage to pay respects to Saint Francis of Assisi. I ran across a statuette of her in one of the shops and was intrigued. Later, I looked up who she was. She’s respected on the level of a Saint even though she’s not officially a Saint…

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Let’s talk about food…

Most of the daily cuisine is arroz and feijão (rice and beans) with macarrão (spaghetti noodles) and sometimes verdaduras (vegetables: but this means like some tomato, iceberg, onions, potatos, carrots, or beets, not all but in different combinations) Juice and fruit here is GREAT!! I wish we had fruit this good in the states: Juices/drinks:…

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Complicated

So things here got incredibly complicated in just a few hours, but people with SIT are dealing with it really well. I just hope everything turns out okay given that there are only 2 weeks left of regular classes. I have to move homestay families now, which really throws a wrench in everything and isn’t…

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