mandag, juni 30, 2008

Back in Norway

My last days in Brazil I spent in Rio de Janeiro, it was good to visit my father. It was good to sometime together with him and his girlfriend and her family. The weather was not the best the days I was there, but at least I got time to visit the Jesus statue. Except that I mostly just relaxed.
After over 26 hours with plain, over 26 hours with bus and some hours waiting in the airports, I am back in Norway. I spent one day in Oslo, before I went home to Godøya. On Saturday I went to a wedding, my Cousin Ole Johan got married to Karin. It was a really nice wedding, and nice to meet the big family again.

søndag, juni 22, 2008

End of tour the Brazil

I am now back in Rio de Janeiro, after traveling Brazil and visiting Tais, Mateus, Rafaela and Leonardo the last two weeks. It has been interesting weeks, and I am really glad that I decided to take the trips to their places and to meet them in their “real life” outside Hald. I feel that I know them better now, and of course that I can understand more about the culture that they come from.

One thing that I have really have learned is that Brazil does not just have one culture, and it is no easy to defined or see how is a Brazilian or not. I think it is interesting to have gotten the chance to see some of the variety inside the Brazilian culture.
One thing that at least is the same culture at the places I have been is that people have been so nice, open their homes for me and taken care of me. I feel I have a lot to learn when it comes to being such a good host when people come to visit.

I spent the last days in Leo in Porto Alegre. I had a good stay with him, meet his friends, his godparents and saw him in action at his work. I was also so lucky that I got to meet his girlfriend and her family. They are going to get married at 1 of November, and I am sure that they will be a lovely couple in the church that day. And it would be so fun if I could be there with them, I am not sure I will be able to come, but we never know what the future brings. So we can at least have hope;)

I have now four more days in Brazil, so I am going to spend with my father and his girlfriend Angela, and here family in Rio. Hopfully also see some of the famouse places here.

onsdag, juni 18, 2008

Joinvile, Florianópolis and Porto Alegre

I went to Joinville to visit Rafaela, I got to meet her family, friends and here boyfriend Breno. On Saturday we went to a hill, where we had a good view over the city, it was really beautiful; U can see a picture from it under.

At the same evening we went to a meeting where Breno had a speech, before we went to a party for Rafaela’s brother. I also got a Vasco da Gama shirt with here older brother, since he meant that this is the team I should support in Brazil.I liked the city really much and felt really welcomed it both Rafaela and Breno`s family. I event got to practices my German, since there is so many people with German background here.On Sunday we drove to Florianópolis where they are studying, we went to a birthday party for friends of theirs. On Monday I went together with Rafaela to her work, she is an English teacher for small children, she did a good job, and enjoyed sing a long with the children. Later I went together with a Gustavo, a friend of Rafaela to a see some of Florianópolis. I got to see some beautiful places, try to sand boarding /surfing (it is funny that I try to sand boarding before snowboarding :P hehe) and later on I also played some futsal (it was really fun and I got really tired after it).
On Monday evening I took the bus to Porto Alegre, where I arrived half pas six in the morning. Here I am visiting Leonardo, and I am going to be here until Friday, before I go back to Rio de Janeiro. Yesterday he and his friends showed me the city, took some pictures, and I liked this best.

Today I am going to his university and see where he studies, and than tonight it is time for the big football match between Brazil and Argentina, I am looking forward to see that. Tomorrow we are going to see another city nearby, before we are going to visit his wife to be and her family.

torsdag, juni 12, 2008

Sorocaba and Curitiba

My Brazilian Hald tour started with a nine hours bus drive from Rio de Janeiro to Sorocaba, where Tais lives. On Saturday we went to a Japanese day in their church, they had food, sweet, dances, songs and more from Japan, so it was really interesting. I also got to play tennis for the first time together with her father and brother on Sunday, I liked it.

I also got to spent time with her family and friends, not so many speak English, but with some body language and some words in Portuguese or English, it works out well. I really enjoyed my stay there. And it was nice to meet here again, and see how she lives. at the same time it is strange to think it is one years since Hald ended, and we last meet.

On Tuesday I took a six hours bus drive from Sorocaba to Curitiba, where I am now visiting Mateus, how I shared rooms with at Hald. This is a city that lies around 1100 meters over the sea level, so in the first night it was down to 3 degrees, but during the day it is warm. On Wednesday we went first to a beautiful park, before we went to a place where they sold barbecue food, since all the Brazilians are talking about there barbecues. We could eat choose between many different kinds of meet, and eat as much as we wanted, just for around 30 NKR. It was really good. Yesterday we went to visit some of his friends, and watched the Brazilian cup final. Going to stay here until tomorrow, when I will take the bus to Joinville and meet Rafaela

fredag, juni 06, 2008

A long day!

I started my travel on Wedsday around 14.00 from where I lived, 0500 I was in Brasil (they are 5 hours behind). Now the clock is half past 1 night to Friday, and I have sleept maybe a hour or two, and still I am awake:p I just wanted to wriite a little blogupdate.
Today I have been in Rio de Janeiro, it is hot here, also during the night, luckely they have air condition here. Hehe I am at the house where my father lives, he is not here, but his Brazilian girlfriend and her family is, nice people. I also got to go a little trip alone on Copacabana, the famous beach!
Tomorow I am starting a little Brazilian Hald tour, I am first going to Sorocaba to visit than Mateus in Curitiba, Rafaela in Joinville hope to spent 3 days with each, and maybe some days with Leonardo in Porto Alegre. And I hope also to meet Leandro in Sao Paulo on Monday.And then the last six (or so) I will use in Rio de Janeiro, my father will arrive here while I am on my tour.

tirsdag, juni 03, 2008

Summer holiday

Finally I have finished my last exam and also done my task at my practice place, so now I have summer holiday. This school year has gone so fast, it is crazy:p
I have had a good first year, I like the school and the studies, epically the practice part of it. Of course I can still become better to study;)
From the fall I am going to live together with Per in new apartment, so I am looking forward to that Thomas and Paullete
The last weeks I have done many things, been at home, reading, training, hanging with my friends. The pictures is from when Paulette where in Oslo, and we had a little Hald evening.
Now I am going to pack, so will no write about it. Will try to update my blog from Brazil:)

My favourite team!