After flying to Campo Grande and taking a bus to Bonito, Jake and I had 1.5 days to enjoy Bonito.
|We started with Bóia Cross, tubing over waterfalls.|
|Yes, he ran into me...|
|Then, as we waiting for part two, we met an emu.|
|Once it was dark, we head into the trees to do arvorismo. We did a high ropes course with little light, as a storm rolled in.|
|The fish are not scared of you. They come up to you and swim away last second. Here are some of them.|
When we got back to Campo Grande, we had to switch buses half way for some reason, it was about 11pm. We ended up in front of the hostel for 20+ minutes trying to get in. Because nothing that was supposed to be set up was set up, we waited there for a while will the lady tried to figure stuff out. Finally, we got to bed and had a few hours of sleep before the 5am taxi to the airport.
Getting to Cuiabá was easy. However, it was determined that we were going to wait for the bus to take us to the other ETA's house. Two hours later, we walked into the airport, took money out and took a taxi. We ended up at a basketball tournament later that day and went to the mall to get out of the heat: like 100°F weather.
The last two days of our trip consisted of attending a class that taught Deaf students at UFMT English, me working on my presentation, watching another ETA's presentation on Affirmative Action, and presenting on American Sign Language and Deaf culture in the US in Portuguese. The experience was amazing! The students were great, and a professor from Gallaudet had a skype conversation with everyone.
|Some of the professors, students, and ETA's after the presentation.|
Definitely, the best birthday weekend ever!