Well, have not been online for a while but due to a lack of easy internet access in some states of Brazil such as the state of Parana, I was unable to post my excursions to the iguacu falls, but don't worry in due time I will. Currently, I am in beautiful Santa Catarina state in the south of Brazil, to be exact Florianopolis. The weather is 10 degrees colder than Foz Iguacu and unfortunately very wet. So far, it has been rainy everyday, but it did not stop me to go on this boat trip called Scunasul where I had the chance to see some pretty 18th century Portuguese forts. But what really made my day was the Brazilian students I met on the boat. The guide spoke only Portuguese and I did not understand much- probably did not miss much either. The kids were really curious about me. There were mainly 2 groups of different social backgrounds on this boat; one were the privileged ones the other the underprivileged ones, ie from the favelas. They all wanted to know about me if I was married, what I do for living, how old I was, why I was travelling on my own. Some 3 female teenagers were even flirting with me. Others wanted to know how difficult it is to get into law school. When the trip ended we all parted and I was about to go to my bus station when one of the social workers from the second group asked me if I wanted to see their project work in the favelas. As it was still very early and had no other plans and always wanted to see a favela from the insight, I agreed. I must say they have the best view of the city and the school they build for them was very nice. It was very good to see that the kids were looked after and that there was such social project in place.