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Today I finally got off the plane to Brazil. I went to my hotel at the Hotel casa da Montanha, and by that time is was around 12:30. I wanted to do a little exploring to see what was out there. First I explored the city of Gramado. I took a bus down to Lago Negro (The black lake), and i decided to listen to some cultural music on the way down. I really wanted to feel like I was a part of their culture. I turned ...
The 21h bus ride i was dreading is actually really nice so far, it is like a really long episode of National Geographic with Ry Cooder playing through my headphones! Saw mountains, rivers, lakes, cows, birds, cities, villages and the odd forest fire. So green everywhere, and so many palm trees! Also loads of mac donalds', a massive carrefour and lots of 'keverkes' or beetle volkswagens. The roads are really good! After ...
After the presentation in which we learned all of these things, we were given a tour of their amazing aircraft manufacturing plant, which words could not describe. The amount of manpower, and engineering that goes into making airplanes safe for all of us was on full display. I only wish I could have taken pictures so you could understand exactly what I am talking about. Our tour guides description of why wings are ...
... taking more vitamins (and plot a contingency plan for times such as these).
Boredom can also be an unforeseen situation I might face. How long can one stay drunk without having a slight case of "dead"? I know: alcohol is not the answer. But then again, alcohol is the question. "Yes" is the answer. I digress.
During this one-week test I also ran into another minor problem: underwear. As it's been quite hot, I only managed to ...
... a strangers place.
I left home with just a few pairs of underwear, a few shirts, one pair of jeans and one pair of shorts. So far, so good. It's been quite hot (25-30 Celcius), which is quite unlike what I'll be going thru in Europe, but at least I know how heavy things are. And, man, are things heavy.
Although I only traveled with my smaller backpack, it gave me an idea of the back-pains I'll have to get used to. ...