Bus surfing in Curitiba?!

Written by Maleek Harms,
2012 USYA from Charlotte, NC

The 2012 USYAs and Adult Mentor touring Curitiba (l-r): Chloe, Maleek, Georgia, Michael, Jane, and Roberto (Photo: Vanessa Leal)

The 2012 USYAs and Adult Mentor touring Curitiba (l-r): Chloe, Maleek, Georgia, Michael, Jane, and Roberto (Photo: Vanessa Leal)

Since I have arrived in my host city and got to my host family things were really awesome. My host community/city is Curitiba. It is such a wonderful and really beautiful city, I really like it! My host family, the Birgman’s, are a really great family. They really make me feel at home, and like part of the family. They are really funny, great, loving and wonderful family. I really like it when they try to teach me Portuguese, even though it’s kind of hard for me hahaha :) . I am very happy and glad that they are my host family.

Today was a very fun day especially on the public bus. The bus that we took today was not like a normal bus (well it was and it wasn’t). It is not because this bus is really huge, it was like three buses in one literally. It was hectic especially when the bus was crowded. But when the bus wasn’t so crowded all the boys me, Michael, and Roberto were trying to “surf” the bus. It was crazy but really fun especially when we lost our balance. Everybody had a lot of fun, and I am very excited for the rest of my trip!!!!!



Posted from Curitiba, Parana, Brazil.