Provence Villegaignon Resort
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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!
... minutes on the guy giving us a lift to Sao Carlos for 8 (we were late...). Similar thing happened on Friday too but we had to wait on someone to wake up so only left Araraquara at 07:50...
On the Friday there was a BBQ organized by the conference, with all you can eat meat and drink. It was great, got to meet lots of people and learn about their hometowns, work and life (in English mostly, but little in a bit of Portuguese!)
The week so far has been a week of firsts (even though I've been here a month!) Today I had my first haircut in Brasil, it's something you'd never think about but it's kinda hard when the barber speaks no English except from yes, no and hello! After a lot of pointing and some guidelines translated using google translator, he began and finished 45 minutes later. ...
Today is exactly half way through my internship at UNESP and we visited the Sao Carlos of the University of Sao Paulo, as there is a research group looking into bio-hydrogen. Sao Carlos is about 20 minutes down the road (by car) from Araraquara and we left very early to be there for 8am. I was waiting ready to go at 7:10 (5 minutes before we agreed to leave), but the Brazilian taking us only turned up at 7:30, which ...
... 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!