Viva, Brasil!

Our Brasilian (Brazilian) exchange student, Joao, is an awesome kid.  I finally got to meet his family, and Joao’s sweetness made sense.  The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and his parents are super people!  I met them at school earlier today, and Nuria, Joao’s mom, gave me and Ysabela gifts.  (There was lots of hugging at school.)  Marcelo, Joao’s dad, is a warm, loving person, so he’s perfect for Nuria.  🙂  I wanted Bela to meet the family as soon as possible, so we tracked them down after school.

They welcomed us warmly with lots of hugs, and we spoke a smattering of English peppered with Portuguese and Spanish.  Amazingly, there was no communication barrier.  (I had to have a few pictures, and I did warn them they would appear in my blog.)

I would encourage you all to investigate the possibilities of intercultural exchange.  I have seen first-hand how it changes lives.

Bela shared some of her Brasilian candy with me!  YUM!

Bela shared some of her Brasilian candy with me! YUM!

 

Beautiful people, international friends!

Beautiful people, international friends!

If Joao's family is any indication, Brasilians are great people.

If Joao’s family is any indication, Brasilians are great people.

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