July 4th- July 10th
Bought food from the farmer's market
Went to class
Back to the hotel
Language class during the afternoon
Me and my roommate walked to Starbucks fifteen minutes away. We stayed there for three hours writing. I bought 2 banana breads which were soft and spongy.
Later in the night our TA cooked dinner for us.
Then we had karaoke which I did not participate in.
The last Brazil game! A couple small restaurants near the hotel had TV's to watch so two other students and I chose one to sit at. During the course of the game we ordered three platters of fries back to back! They were delicious! Moments like these are what really make up this trip, sitting with the locals and taking in the atmosphere, and enjoying the environment. Oh, and getting alarmed each time fireworks went because it was down the street from us! It felt like each boom stopped my heartbeat.
Our group took ubers to Sugarloaf Mountain and went up in cable cars to both mountains. The view of Rio de Janeiro was spectacular despite some fog. From up there you could see the beaches, a small island, and the cities surrounded by luscious green trees. Standing on those two mountains was peaceful and serene. I appreciated the scenery down below as well as on the mountain walking around watching monkeys race along tree branches and feeling the breeze hit us.
I started to feel more sick when we came back from Sugarloaf, so I decided to relax in the hotel all day.
Had class at 1pm
Went back to sleep, got up around 3, and went to the market to buy food for our second potluck. My roommate and I made fries, potatoes, and bacon.
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