To prepare us for our arrival, the whole ship has been contributing to our knowledge of Brazil: today my International Finance assigned a case study on inflation rate targeting in Brazil, we had a guest lecture in Great Powers about how first sugar plantations and now soybean crops have made Brazil a predominantly exporting country, and my world nutrition class focused on how the body uses sugar – the main crop in Brazil. Additionally, there have been mandatory and optional lectures about the culture, architecture, and politics of the country.
Last night we learned how to speak Portuguese in three easy steps:
1) Take a Spanish word
2) Replace: ue à o; ie à i; ion à ao; on à ao; j à lh
3) Speak Portuguese!
If you’re me, of course, these easy steps are interpreted as:
1) Memorize the phrase “Nao falah Portuguese”
2) And “Voce falah ingels?”
3) And “Nao entendo.”
Last night at social time, we also saw our first snippets of
A Little About
We will be docking in
So…tonight’s mandatory cultural pre-port lecture: all about safety, including a self-defense demonstration. I actually won’t need this demo though. After I learned these facts last night, I found a rugby player and asked what he would be doing in
OMFG – I’m going to Brazil!