Comfort Hotel Araraquara
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... the strike ending.
Also lots of international IAESTE students (most are European) have started placements now in the first week of August and we all met up for food on monday night. A few were at a republica party last night, which was quite good and very organized; you need to prepurchase tickets, they hire security for the gate and there is a last entry time!
Off to Foz this weekend, flying from Campinas tonight, looking forward to not taking a bus!
On Thursday and Friday I attended the 4th Brasilian Bio-Hydrogen Conference in Sao Carlos. It was all in Portuguese but I can understand most of the writing. I learnt a lot about bio-hydrogen, because of the numerous Interval for "Coffee Break" that there were, allowing people to tell me about their work in English.
The Brasilian time zone still annoys me, I got up a six, walked to chemistry in Araraquara for 7 and waited ...
... do things there is never any rush, which was okay because I was happy with the final outcome (rare...) Also today I played my first game of futesol, basically five aside football but against brazilians! I wasn't the best, and not the worst. My ability to keep running for ages really helps in five aside! There was about 20 guys there and we played at night, which is ...
... surprising. I’m slowly starting to understand Brazilian time.
While the university of Sao Paulo is supposed to be the best in South America, it did not have an amazing campus. However the lab we visited was very busy and the work the research group is doing is very interesting.
Going to Sao Paulo tonight for the weekend, weather not looking great, its been cloudy and cold (15 C) here all day.
... Finish Work
1pm-2pm Have lunch (Rice, beans, meat, everyday...)
6pm Back from Gym, chill with the guys (who are now back from work)
8pm/9pm Eat dinner together
Basically I'm eating, working sleeping and going to the gym. This is the life!
Also been planning lots of trips for the weekends, so excited!
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking