We leave February 3rd for the field! Coming up soon. I’m ready to get out of here. The MTC is only air conditioned in the rooms that we spend the most time in; so pretty much just the classrooms, administrative offices, auditorium and cafeteria. Unfortunately, our rooms aren’t air conditioned, but we have a fan so that’s good! It’s pretty hot and humid at night, but not unbearable. I don’t sleep with anything over me or just a sheet, if anything. And yes, I have been dreaming in Portuguese haha. It’s coming along quickly!
There are mosquitoes everywhere! Not tons, but still some. None of the windows have screens like they do in the U.S., so they just fly in. I wake up with a new bite just about every morning. And I can’t cover up because it would be too hot! We haven’t lost power since the first few weeks. I think it was just because it was stormy then. We saw a building all smokey a few weeks ago but I don’t know if it was on fire or not. It was quite a bit of smoke. We only got to go downtown for that one time, but soon I’ll always be out walking around!
Portuguese is the only language they teach here. They only have programs to teach it to English speakers and Spanish speakers. There are lots of people in the CTM from all over South America. There are also some other English speakers not from the U.S. We have an Australian, a New Zealander, and a Scottish lad. haha
Love you all!