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Travel Blogs from Salvador
... either figure it out or die. I doubt this is going to kill me.
-First class with Mauricio (PhD from Oxford)
-Threw eraser and yelled at the "a" used between "ir" and infinitive for future tense to point out a common mistake made by Spanish speakers
Profesores (Carlos, Juan Carlos, Jeana, David)
... so we asked for their suggestions of how to get tickets. There are three options for taking part in the Carnival: 1) just go and join the crowds on the edges on the parade which, as a foreigner, isn't recommended due to pickpockets etc, 2) pay to join one of the lorries - blocos - which is a roped off area around, in front of and behind the lorry and everyone has the same t-shirt to ensure only the right people are in the roped area which offers more security ...
... i passi della maestra di samba č: ridicoli. Dopotutto siamo gringos e "balliamo" come gringos, cioč come se avessimo un palo di ferro al posto della spina dorsale. Loro, per contro, si muovono e tremano come fossero attaccati ad una presa di corrente elettrica industriale. La maestra con aria simpaticamente stizzita ci fa vedere per l'ennesima volta come muoverci. Mi verrebbe da dirgli: no, scusa sai, ma i movimenti che stai facendo sono fisicamente impossibili. E il ...
... of the acts listed above, and she will have a serious discussion with you about Brazilian manners.
Ok, that's it for now! 3.5 hours of Portuguese this morning and a lecture this afternoon called "Highlights of Brazilian History." Vamos! <---Thank God that works in Port. too!
Oh, and I can't forget to mention the poster I saw at school (^pic above) Gilda FUCS is giving a lecture of why sex is good on June 11th. Entirely too funny!
... a "Camarote", which is like a VIP area with views of the parade route, free drinks, free massages and it's own club inside. This was more exclusive and a provided a welcome break and some space from the crouded streets.
All in all we had a great experience at Carnival, and wish we could have stayed longer. But as we were with a tour company we had to move on to the next stop: A little beach town 5 hours south of Salvador.