Back in Brazil

I finally made it back to Friburgo around 5 am, after a four hour delay getting into Rio.  Some of the young people helped me unpack my bags - even I am amazed at how much I managed to get into them this time!

There was a landslide here in town on Wednesday, fortunately no-one was injured however as there has been unusually heavy rain for the latest few days the city is currently in a state of alert.

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Early this morning (at 12:02 AM to be exact) I was woken up by rather strong (7.8 on the Richter scale) and very long (over 2 minutes) earthquake. Despite the intensity of the quake, there was no damage to my brother's house where I am staying, and only one major aftershock shortly after. There was an evacuation order given for low lying regions, which did not affect us.