Week 3 has been one of the most eventful week in Brazil so far. This is because the quarter final games of the world cup was held this week. Unfortunately Brazil lost, which caused a blanket of sadness to fall upon the city. Many people shed tears while Holland took the victory over Brazil.
But now that Brazil is out of the world cup, it seems like Brazil goes back into its normal daily cycles. Which is not bad, but now we dont have those 'game holidays' anymore :(
This weekend Esteban took us on an 'adventure'. When he says he is taking you to the beach, beach-goers beware... what he really means is that he's going to take you on a 2 mile hike up a mountain!!! Took us about 30 minutes to accomplish this, but the tears and blood was worth the climb. Once we got there we saw a nice view of the city of Barra and Leblon. Literally, it looked like a 3d version of SimCity. The view was simply amazing.
After that we finally got to go to the beach, and its true; when you see a lot of people on the sand and not in the water... its for a reason. The water was FREEZING! Although we went in, we certainly did not go back in :)
So far our trip has been a blast. Our advisor here is the best and goes well out of his way to tend to our needs. I am loving every single second of this trip!