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Sexta-feira!

Published: July 31, 2009

Wow...we are already at Friday. The week has just flown by. Yesterday it rained slightly off and on but it didn't inhibit us from doing our activities outside.  After a great evening meal of rotisserie chicken, we played the village version of the Newlywed Game where counselors and cabins had to guess what each other would answer. The questions were based on culture and language they have learned up to this point. After a very slow start, Brasilia, our only cabin of boys came...

Bom dia

Published: July 30, 2009

Bom dia, It is Thursday morning. We woke to a gray, damp morning but we had breakfast in bed! In a few moments, everyone will be heading to the dining hall for language groups. Yesterday was a good day. We continued with our language groups and activities. For lunch we had a meal from East Timor -- baked fish, rice, salad, bread and mangoes for dessert. Our kids devoured the fish which surprised us and the head cook. Last night, the cabin had cabin night so each cabin got to choose...

Well underway…

Published: July 29, 2009

Bom dia! We are well into our second full day at the village. So far we have been lucky with fabulous weather and food. Last night our villagers did a treasure hunt around the villages to really get their bearings on our site. They received clues in Portuguese that led them to certain areas in the villages. Once there, they had to find a hidden envelope with a picture of on object. The first team with 12 objects won. Aside from the evening program each night, the villagers have two...

Oi! Olá!

Published: July 28, 2009

We were thrilled to welcome our villagers yesterday and are happy to see over half of our villagers from last year return. In fact, the staff and I are amazed at how much Portuguese the villagers have retained over the year. Last night, after customs closed, the villagers met their fellow cabin mates and counselors. They created cabin cheers, unpacked,  did their language group self-placement, and chose their activities. We had a great Brazilian pasta and beef dinner accompanied by...

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