My first few weeks

In my first few weeks in Brazil, I had a really chill Time, I had my Host Sister, who would be going to India in a few weeks, who was nice enough to take me everywhere with her so I followed her like a lost puppy for the first two weeks or so and got to know a lot of the City, meet her friends and many other things. I would highly recommend that when you get an Exchange Student that in the first few weeks you take them with you on as many things as possible because I would have been completely lost with out that help, you have to imagine, you're in a new Country with a new language, without any friends or people that you know and at the beginning without School so meeting new people little difficult if you're completely on your own. When I started school a few weeks later I found that it was the most boring thing this exchange had to offer, I didn´t understand anything in class so listening made no sense for me and my classmates while nice were couldn't talk to me all the time, so for me classes were/are still the most boring thing in this country, so I quickly started reading on my Smartphone and listening to Music while in school. For me after my first few weeks in Brazil and my Host sister left for India, life started to settle in for me, I still didn´t understand the language very much but I got slowly used to life here, which was a good and a bad thing, on one side it made life a little easier you knew what to expect on the other side it took away a little of the adventure, before every day was an adventure in which you never knew what would happen tomorrow.
I also, of course, got to try all the Brazilian food that exist here and while I didn´t like everything like "Brigadeiro" or the famous Brazilian Coffe there was a lot of food that I really liked, for example, "pao de queijo" which I can best describe as cheese bread. All in all my first few weeks in Brazil were good, there were, of course, up´s and down´s and there still are now, ca. a month after arriving here in Brazil, but I also had some great experiences, made new friends, meet new people and got to learn a new culture with many differences from German culture, to make it short I´m happy here and hope to see many more Adventure in my time here in Brazil.

My Arrival

One thing I can say about Sao Paulo Air Port (GRU) is that it's fucking huge, the other thing I can say is that after 7 hours of waiting, yes 7HOURS, is that it gets pretty boring after a few hours of trying to take everything in. I had a connection flight to Uberlandia, which was the next big City to where I would be staying for the duration of my exchange year.
In the Airport I was with a group of 4 people who all had a connection flight a few hours later so we all stuck together in order not to get lost in this new Country with a completely different language, after a few hours of waiting our group had gone from four people to two people, Maxi and me since the others had taken their flights already leaving us the only ones waiting for our flight to Uberlandia for 3 more hours or so. 
After a few more hours of waiting and a relaxing flight to Uberlandia even we two made it to our semi final destination and were imminently hit with a wave of hot air when leaving the Airplane, which caught us both surprised and quickly taking of our Blazers.
After we left the Airplane and got our luggage we were both welcomed by our host families and I have to say that in that moment I was really Overwhelmed, this was my first contact with the Family I would be staying with for 3 month, I was tired and it took me a few seconds to figure out which was my Family, but after the first few overwhelming minutes and a photo on which I looked so tired that it could have been taken right after getting up, everything was fine and my Familie and Exchange Officer drove away from the Airport. After that, we´ve dropped off my Exchange Officer who also came to welcome me, I thought that we would be driving home then but we weren't quite finished yet because right then we drove to the "Polícia Federal" - Federal Police where you have to register yourself after you come to Brazil. They looked at my Visa documents, took my fingerprints and let me sign some stuff (which I'm still not sure what it was so if I vanish and reappear with only one kidney left we know what I signed that day) //As an info, this costs 310R$
When that was finished it was already afternoon, so we ate something in Uberlandia and then drove home to my City in which I would be staying for a year, Patrocinio.

My Depature


My Familie and I were at the Passcontrole in Frankfurt, Germany
before that Moment I was pretty unfazed by everything that was happening, I knew that I would be gone for a year, I knew that I wouldn´t see my Family for a year but until I had gone through the Passcontrole at the Airport it didn´t really sink in for me that all that would come true for me. The first thing that I experienced after I left my Family was 5 minutes of walking through a depressingly empty hallway which didn´t improve my mood at all, this was the first Moment in which I started to doubt my decision to become an Exchange Student after that thing started to become better, I walked through Security, found my Gate, doubted that I was at the right gate for 15minutes and meet the other Exchange Students that would be flying with me to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

From there, things were going pretty smoothly, I took the chance to  get some sleep in order not be a walking Zombie the next morning when I would arrive in Brazil and other than a few minutes of sad thought over not seeing my Family for a whole year and thinking about what could go wrong, the rest of the flight was without any problems.