We are slowly but surely learning Portuguese and adapting to the Brazilian culture. It is quite unusual for us «cold» Norwegians to hug and kiss all day long, but we like it. We have received an extremely warm welcome and are starting to know all the people we are going to work with these coming nine months. The first day at the office we were invited to a traditional Brazilian breakfast, but we didn’t get to eat anything until we had danced at least one samba and sung «Girl form Ipanema» a couple of times.
This last week we have spent our time getting to know the project through watching lessons, talking to the administration and the students. We are really happy to see the excitement of all the kids when we tell them that we are from Norway and that we will be staying at Projeto Guri for the coming nine months. And we are really excited as well!
On Projeto Guri’s website you can read about us (if you know how to read Portuguese) and our expectations to the exchange.