My colleagues have been the perfect city guides throughout my stay and have made a real effort to educate me about life in Brazil. One of the graduates at the company, Juliana, has been keen to practice her English and I had dinner with her and her university friends on the first two evenings. I very much enjoyed this as I learnt more about university life in Sao Paulo too!
This is a blog post originally published at http://www.water-energy-food.org following an invitation to write some comments on a talk held at the German Pavillion at Rio+20.
“An avid follower of the Nexus Platform website, I was thrilled to find out about the side event happening at the German Pavillion at Rio+20. This discussion, held in the late afternoon of what was otherwise a disappointing Thursday at the Earth Summit, gave me encouragement on two accounts before I had even arrived.” – Edward Byers
Under Claire’s last post, Martin asked what the feelings were like on the ground at Rio+20 and what could be viewed as successes? In this next post I will address the question of why people left and went to the People’s Summit.
After coming 4th in the Rio 20+ competition, and thanks to generous sonsorship from the Newcastle University Business School, I am in Sao Paulo getting ready to start day three of work experience at Linhas Comunicacao PR company.
I am writting my blog over breakfast at my hotel with many business travelers sitting around me doing work and reading newspapers over breakfast. This is a great insight into life as an international business professional – and I am enjoying it!
Sitting in the food court at Rio Centro – the hub of Rio+20 – grabbing a quick bite to eat, taking some time to process my thoughts.
The last few days have been great. I must say a special thanks to the Planet Earth Institute for funding this trip for me – it has been an invaluable experience to be here and participate in the conference.
Its the 21st already?!
I hardly know where the time has gone!
So much has happened in the last few days – here are a few worth a mention: