We arrived safely yesterday around 5pm local time — we missed the flight from Sao Paolo to Recife (and had to take a later one) because of the time it took to go through customs. We are staying at a Christian camp/retreat center outside of the city with all the students and staff. There are about 30 students, 10 of whom are music students. We’ll start teaching some classes tonight.
It’s not as hot here as in Singapore, but it’s very humid. It reminds me a little of the Philippines, both in climate and in the tropical plants. There is a coconut tree and a cashew tree outside our window!!