Two first weeks in Brazil

 

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.

http://www.projetoguri.org.br/acontece/projeto-guri-recebe-intercambistas-da-noruega/

Selfie at the welcoming party!

Selfie at the welcoming party!

Ellen-Martine

Ellen-Martine

São Paulo

São Paulo

São Paulo

São Paulo

Ellen-Martine teaching drums

Ellen-Martine teaching drums

Big Band at Araraquara

Big Band at Araraquara

Ellen-Martine practicing in our apartment

Ellen-Martine practicing in our apartment

Nikolai

Nikolai

Nikolai playing guitar with the kids

Nikolai playing guitar with the kids

Kids learning percussion

Kids learning percussion

Nikolai Pammer
Nikolai Pammer

Nikolai is a 22 year old singer/songwriter from Oslo. He has played and sung since he was 12 years old and played in various bands. He also started arranging concerts from an early age, and has spent the last two years working as a freelance sound- and light technician. Nikolai has strong opinions on how things should be done, and is not afraid to be put in a leading position.

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