Brazil Part II: Florianopolis
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After an 18 hour bus ride from Rio, I arrived at the main bus terminal in Florianopolis. I got off the bus and quickly became lost. I pulled out my supersized bus route map, (looking like a complete dumb ass I’m sure) and eventually found the bus that would take me to my hostel
With the help of a local college student, I found what I where I was staying. Submarino is a smaller hostel located in the Lagoa neighborhood of Florianopolis. The hostel is owned by a brother and sister named Julio and Paula, who are quick to make you feel as if you are at home. In my opinion, Submarino is the "Shangri-La" of hostels. My initial intention was to stay only for a week…I stayed for three. I spent the majority of my time doing just as I intended; relaxing, surfing, and looking for a job. I met tons of locals and enjoyed every minute of it. My Florianopolis stopover was a success in many ways.
I interviewed for a position teaching at an English summer camp. I went to the interview with the intention of learning a bit more about the teaching market in Brazil, and if things just happened to work out, I would be offered a job.
My laidback approach to the interview suited me well, and I was told to come back in a week and teach a mock class. I didn’t. In the end, I decided to continue on with my travels. At this point, I have some choices to make. Do I continue travelling in South America (money is running low), go back to Thailand, head to Prague, or go back home to be with my family?