Another week in Rio
Trip Start Dec 14, 2007
70Trip End Ongoing
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Highlights this week include Jim and I getting food poisoning at one of the restaurants. We think it was sushi that was sitting out too long. I listened to my body and threw it up while Jim held on and paid for it the next day. Actually, we were both out of commission for a day.
I'm feeling much better and coughing 60% less
Today in class the faculty put all the Portuguese 1, 2 and 3 students together to teach us how the Brazilians celebrate birthdays. It was the birthday of one of the teachers so of course, it was a perfect excuse to have a party. Everyone brought food and we got to know each other since there were 3 different classes. The students were mainly from Europe and America. We are learning more Portuguese but its slow going. I can't understand half of what the teacher is saying, but asking for things at the store in Portuguese is much easier.
After class we met Dalia at the apartment where we had previously stayed. Bad news. Today she was robbed! While at the bus stop, someone had reached into her purse and stolen her wallet. Luckily her bank was on the next block and so she cancelled all her credit cards, but still, that sucks!
To finish up the day Jim when to the dentist to have his tooth repaired. He had bit into something and cracked part of the tooth off, so now it's all put together and he is very happy. The dentist's office was a very modern facility where they spoke English, and our insurance will pay half the cost!