Day 11

By Gerton & Wies.
The alarm rang also this time early for making sure we could leave the hostel at 8 o’clock. As real Dutch the still sleepy group arrived at headquarters of Sustentech before the meeting time. We were directed to a small eight person meeting room. Some chairs were taken from the office to obtain more seats, still some had to sit in the window or on the small closet. We realized that Brazilians aren’t very punctual if it’s about appointments, because after waiting fifteen minutes our host came in. We had to say goodbye at twelve, after André’s interesting presentation about Sustaintechs activities, clients and projects, because of the next appointment. A two minute walk lead to a culinaire lunch at a company with a big yellow M. At Arcadis we were welcomed by Jair and Eloisa who presented the company’s activities in Brazil. Afterwards we discussed about different topics. Halfway the afternoon we were surprised with large plates of typical Brazilian cheeseballs and sweet cookies. The last presentation by Daan about world record beercrate bridge lead to impressed and surprised expressions on the host’s face. Dinner was held at a restaurant with nice burgers. Once back at the hostel everyone rested for another night exploring São Paulo. But only a few actually went outside the hostel into the rainy night. These people found out that dancing dressed up on a stage is entertaining the Brazilians. This was the end of an interesting and exhausting day.