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... good. Summed up living in the Republica; everyone helping with the BBQ, friends came over and once the meat started cooking, everyone just started joking around and chilling out.
Republica life is radically different from most uni life in Europe, the only thing which is similar is frat life in the US, but even this is not an exact comparison. In Republicas ...
... that day.
I gave a presentation about my time here this morning (I did it in English but included Portuguese subtitles) and everyone was very kind in what they said about me; they even got me a Brazilian football shirt! I also wrote a 10 page report on the work I've been involved in and gave that to the supervisor at CEMPEQC.
During my time here I've mostly been helping two groups; one researching production of hydrogen ...
... at work, to the boys in the republica, to other international interns, to a random Spanish guy I speak to at the gym) has been talking this week about the festa on Friday. Despite me being the only one without a ticket the boys managed to buy one off a (dodgy) looking guy outside the venue. It was at a party house place on the edge of town, apparently its quite ...
... 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 ...