Published: May 19th 2010
May 17th 2010
Me in Brazil on the WID vessel
Just enjoy the sunset and good tempratures after a long day of hard work and good progress
This is the last project during my traineeship year within Van Oord. I’m send to a river project in Brazil to work as a superintendent on a project with 3 working and one survey vessel.
The flight to Brazil went from Schiphol via Paris and Rio de Janeiro and ended in the hotel in Itajai. The travel started on Saturday night 3.00 and arrived 27 hours later in a hotel where I directly went top bed. After 6 hours of sleep I accompanied a colleague with breakfast and we went to the office. The office is on the eighth floor and looks over the city and the river where we work.
For lunch we go to a nice restaurant where you pay the food by kilo. You can take what you want and at the end its weighted and you pay…..the taste is good and divers. In the evening we go with the colleagues that also stay in the hotel to find out the nice small restaurants and taste the food. Here the beef and steak are delicious and big accompanied with rice and beans a meal is complete.
The first two days we had allot of rain,
Just what I see when i wake up, its a bit diffrent than my home town :)
especially the second day a tropical storm with heavy showers and wind falls. Some streets where flooded and the river capacity increased dramatically. The third day the clouds make place for the sun and the streets dried up. The temperature climbed up to a temperature of 20+ degrees.
Now it is about 2 weeks later and the weather changes from tropical storms to very hot and dry days.
Last wednesday I had my first day off and a walk along the beach was planned. The nature is so nice, even it is winter. when walking underneath flowers that we have in the livingroom and see the surfers riding the huge waves i can imagine in summer this is a real paradise.
Some pictures are added so all of you can get an Idea about the location where I am for these 2 months.
There are more photos below