and are now spread out in various areas all around Bahia for our independent study project. I wasn’t so original/adventurous, so I am still in Salvador, but in a nicer part of the city called Barra, 4 blocks from the beach. My friend Angela and I are sharing a 1-bedroom apartment- and we feel so FREE! No more having to call our host moms to tell them we will be home late, or to ask them if they are waiting for us for dinner.
Yesterday morning I made some good old american-style pepper/onion/cheese omelets. It’s nice to cook for ourselves and have some healthier food (bye bye white bread). We also started RUNNING yay yay yay!! We are now able to run alongside the beach on the sidewalk (occasionally dodging some dog poop) and see the wonderful view of the lighthouse and overlooks.
Today we went to the beach for the first time this week, although an hour after we got there it started raining. Typical. However, Julia and Diogo and I swam out to an anchored rowboat and clumsily clambered on to it. Diogo kept joking about how there were sharks in the water off the coast of Salvador. It wasn’t that funny.
Anyways, evidently I have not been up to much- just chilling around the apartment, walking to other people’s apartments close by, running… sorry this isn’t more exciting (Angela just told me this isn’t my best blog, but that it’s ok— thanks?), but clearly I have not been doing the most exciting stuff. When Monday rolls around I’ll start my interviewing university student mothers who drop their kids off at the university-sponsored daycare about their breastfeeding habits. How’s that for exciting??