Today we started our day by touring some of Goiania. We stopped for coconut waters, which most of the students really enjoyed.
The main highlight of today was spending time at Juarez Oliveira's home. He and his family graciously invited our group and a few UFG students to their home for a relaxing afternoon. He prepared bean soup to start the meal out, followed by feijoada and finally dessert. Feijoada is a thick stew like main dish made with black beans, sausage links (sliced), beef roast and pork shoulder meat. It is served with rice and is delightful. For dessert we had watermelon and vanilla ice cream with a banana sauce, also amazing. None of us left hungry!
There was lots of great conversation among students from Brazil and the U.S. along with faculty. The guys enjoyed the pool playing "water football" with a soccer ball.
Today was a relaxing, fun day in Brazil.