I just heard from the teacher that I'm the second Finnish person, who is attending spanish courses in this school in Montevideo during 8 years! There are not too many us travelling in Latin America. So far I have met only 2 finns in two and a half months.
Offerings at the beach
On tuesday we went to Playa Ramirez to see the local festival "Imanja", where descendants of Africans (Afro-Brasilians) celebrate the goddess of Imanja or Yemanja. The people will gather on the beaches with dances, offerings, etc... Typically offerings are sent to the sea with the small boat.
People sending offerings to the sea at sunset
Spanish lessons are demanding for me and I'm struggling time to time, but as it says "No pain, no gain". Learning a new language is not too easy. There are lots of Americans and Brasilians on the school. One German and one Dutch in addition of me from Europe.