Greetings from beautiful São Paulo, Brazil!
Carlie and I have become a little "more at home" now that we have been here in the great city of São Paulo for one whole month. For the most part, we have learned our first lesson: where and when to catch the bus to and from the Employment Center in downtown São Paulo. This doesn't sound like a critical skill to master, but I assure you that if you want to get home, a distance of probably seven or eight miles in less than an hour and a half, you need to know what bus to get on. In most cases, the buses are very crowded, and you will be standing for the entire trip.
In the last couple of days, we have taken some walks around the neighborhood where we live to acquaint ourselves with the small businesses (barbershops, hardware stores, etc) and places to eat that abound in this large city. Today we ventured out with another missionary couple to a store that sells sewing supplies, where Carlie felt right at home, and then on to a neighborhood cafe that sells breads, cheeses, pizza, sandwiches, etc. for lunch. The homes in our neighborhood are very nice, and adorned with beautiful plants and trees, and very high walls to keep intruders from getting too close.
The second picture is of our "big room," the bedroom, where as you can see the double bed takes up the greatest portion of the living space. However, with the large fan on the desk against the left wall, we sleep quite comfortably throughout the night.
These next two pictures are of our kitchen. What you see is all you get. The door on the left is our outside apartment door.