Brazilians are very hospitable!
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June 17th, 2009 – by: like_to_travel
Already when I arrived at the hotel Wednesday afternoon, I got into conversation with two receptionists. After five minutes chatting I was invited to a birthday party the same evening. Unfortunately, I had to get up early next morning to meet with colleagues from our Brazilian company. Anyway, how often do you get invited to a birthday party with local Brazilians?? (Answer: not that often if you live in Denmark)
The same evening a female resiptionist called my room phone. The first time that the phone ringed, I failed to answar it. My sense was telling me that I had to get up 6 am in the morning and make a good impression on important colleagues that I had never meet before.
Friday 4 pm, I meet with a lot of young people from the hotel staff at a burger grill. I was offered a beer and we had a lot of fun. They invited me to a theater play in the afternoon, but unfortunately I had to get to a ending "official" dinner with a colleuge before returning home.
Entering the hotel and heading towards the elevator, someone shouted my name from the reception. Surprised to hear my name I turned around and walked up to the desk.
One of my new friends waited outside the theater entrance. They had already payed my ticked when I arrived and inside the theater most seats was already taken. It was a play with five well-known Brazilian comedians. Not knowing much Brazilian, besides "hallo" and a few others, the play made absolutely no sense to me, but it looked quite funny, the atmosphere was great and everybody was laughing continuous though-out the show. After the show a few of us went to a discotheque accompanied by two Italians, who also stayed at the same hotel.
Before leaving I also went to a large park in the center of the city, visited a mall and a market.
After saying goodbye to my new friends from the hotel, I was picked up by the same taxi drive, who had picked me up in the airport a few days before. We related very well and talked about deep topics of life, that you would only do with people that you have known for a very long time. At the airport we hugged goodbye. It seemed very strange to be hugging a stranger from the other side of the world, that you barely know, but in some way it made sense.
This migth be the hole story about my great experience of Brazil. Or, maybe not?? Somethings one migth want to keep to one self.
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