August 14, 2012 – 11:45PM SP time
Today I had classes all day. I had a huge break between them though, so I was able to explore Avenida Paulista. I wanted to go to the museum (MASP), but the line was CRAZY because it was free day. I didn’t want to waste my time in line, so I decided to go to the case de las rosas, a museum dedicated to Brazilian poetry. It was beautiful. It’s weird how it’s just right in the middle of a huge shopping street.
I met a guy who came up to me speaking in horrible Portuguese. Turns out he’s from LA and went to UofA. He knows Cassie, Taco’s girlfriend (I tested him, and he passed). Such a small world.
Tomorrow I have classes from 11 – 2pm and then 6-9pm. During my break I am going to go back to the Parque Ibirapuera. I don’t really know what I’ll find, but it should be fun!
This trip is a lot easier for me than Italy and I can’t explain why. I think of Italy and I must have been a different person then, and it was only a year ago. It’s weird what a year can do. A year ago around this time I was talking to Johnny about Brazil, crazy jealous that he was going, wishing I had the guts to just go on adventures by myself without bitching out. I never would have believed I could be here!!!