Published: June 10th 2009June 10th 2009
5 weeks has passed since last blog. Now there are only 3 weeks, 4 exams and a lot of sad goodbyes left.
After I came back from the states, I had a serious need to calm down and get some structure in my life again. The first weeks after I came back were mostly spent in school, at the gym and at other random places. One random place was Pacaembu. Since Arsenal at the end of May finished of a season where the word “almost” was describing in most ways, I found out that it was about time I found myself a Brazilian team. My team here in Brazil is now and forever Corinthians. On the 13th of May I joined the “Fiel” (Portuguese for faithful/loyal) at Pacaembu stadium to see Corinthians beat Fluminense 1-0 in front of about 40 000 people. He is a bit lazy, but there is only one Ronaldo!
Norway’s Independence day, 17. May, was a day that I wanted to celebrate, but did not get the opportunity to. That only means I have to make it up next year! I already look forward to it! There was a group of Norwegians
celebrating it in Rio, but a bit to far away for a day trip.
So the following week after the 17th, was a week of visits. Kristian had two friends from inner Telemark visiting and experiencing the joys of Brazil, while two other friends of Kristian and me (who we met in Salvador) came the following weekend. The following weekend was also the weekend of Giaconda. Giaconda is a party, located on the Formula 1 race track, where girls and boys are first separated, and then mix after certain activities, e.g. stripping. A somewhat overrated party, but still fun for most people!
Since the Giaconda party until my great trip a week back, I have experienced fantastic Japanese food, great steaks, a local carnival party way out in the jungle outside of Sao Paulo (was seriously concerned for my well-being at some points of that trip…) and more great food!
Last week I went on the earlier mentioned trip with 4 friends of mine to Iguazu Falls located on the border between Argentina and Brazil. Iguazu Falls is a gigantic waterfall (taller and wider than the Niagara Falls) which is truly a fantastic sight I will never
On my way back to Brazil from crazy Paraguay
forget! Along with this trip I also got to see parts of Paraguay (not too impressive) and the Itaipu Dam. Itaipu Dam is a 196 meter tall and 8 km long dam separating Brazil and Paraguay. It is also the second largest power producing dam in the world and an engineering masterpiece I truly enjoyed exploring. Along with these two fantastic attractions I got to enjoy the famous Argentinean steak along with a glass of good Argentinean wine… A trip that adds to the list of experiences in Brazil I will never forget.
Now exams are closing up and thing are a bit more serious, but still, I try to make the best out of it! See you soon amigos!
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