Saturday, October 28, 2006

Flat Stanley #2

Hey, Flat Stanley and Kaylea reporting in.

I went to visit Maceio and saw large cargo ships along the Atlantic coastline. They tell me that Maceio is the third largest sugar export port in the world.

The warehouses in the Port of Maceio contain more than 1 million tons of brown sugar (it still needs to be refined). It's enough sugar to load cargo ships for six months without resocking. Around Maceio, there are more than 300,000 acres of sugar cane waiting to be harvested.

Brazilians love sugar...even the Coke Cola I tried tastes sweeter.
Yesterday, my friend Janete, who helps run the orphanage I'm staying at let me try sugared nuts...kind of a peanut covered in a sugar coating, and a cookie that tasted like it was sugar full of air.

I'm going to post a few pictures of me hanging out at the airline and looking at a coconut tree...I wish I could climb them like the boys here. They just run up the tree like it's nothing to it.

I'll have Kaylea send you some of those pictures soon. In the meantime, have a good day!

Flat Stanley picture info
Me waiting at the TAM (Brazilian airlines) sign, in the Miami International Airport for our flight to Sao Paulo

Look, I'm as tall as a coconut tree. Just kidding, I'm standing on the balcony in front of my room at the orphanage. The building is surrounded by coconuts. I think we're having fresh coconut for lunch!

The sky and ground (of San Pablo) is seperated by the clouds as we took off for on the last leg of our flight to Maceio.

The sugar boats loading raw sugar at the Port of Maceio. Maceio is the third largest exporter of sugar in the world.

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