People Who Live in Sao Paulo, Brasil

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August 13 – 11:24m SP time

Had my first day of classes today.  They went really well!

The first girl, Fabiana is trying to get a job and learns English.  I teach her every day.  My second class was in a beautiful high rise apartment.  The view was amazing.  She is a lawyer and newlywed.  My third class was with a girl who is 24.  She designs jewelry.  Her best friend is actually Mariana’s cousin.  So after I try to teach her class (she doesn’t know much English yet) she told me she would introduce me to her friends.  They are all so nice.  One of them looked just like Holly.  That girl went to North Carolina for all of college so she is completely fluent in English.  It was super fun…oh they are also just like my friends.  Yeah.  That’s right.  I tried a Braziliian sandwich.  Two bites and I was full.

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Day 1 in Sao Paulo, Brasil


August 12, 11:06 pm Sao Paulo time

Night time is always the hardest.  I remember that from Italy.  I miss Nick and I think he’s upset because we can’t talk…no wifi here…as per usual right?  I always forget how much I take internet for granted while home.  I’ll probably go back to taking it for granted within a few weeks of me being back.

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Sunday, August 12, 6:18am air time, somewhere over northern Brazil

I land in an hour.  The sun is coming in through the window, and my mind is on someone who used to call me pathetic.

I could only assume it started out as a joke, but as time went on it stopped being funny. It was never funny, if I’m being honest.

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Layovers and Delays.


August 10, 2012 – 4:00pm California Time

Looks like it’s going to be a crazy time getting there.  My 1:00pm fight out of LAX was delayed.  New itinerary?  LAX all day – fly out at 430 pst and arrive at midnight in Virginia.  From there get a taxi to a hotel…hang out there during the day and return to the airport the next night….take a redeye to brazil and arrive sunday at 9am, exhausted wild and crazy.

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