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Still in Brazil

but on the way up North :-)

Brazil

Finally we are on our way back on the Amazon River towards the Caribbean!!!! The last few days were “changing days”, so most of the old guests left and the new ones arrived in Manaos. Manaos, however, is not really made for such a tourist crowd. It was a big struggle to get the old 1500 people to the tiny airport and get them checked it and pick up the new ones. But everyone from every position worked together (I was at the departure/arrival terminal of the ship) and we managed it without major problems. So now we are on our way back to Belem, we have been there 10 days ago or so, before we head towards the North! North Brazil was amazing, many great impressions, mainly because I worked as a Scout (went with the tours and translated them into German), so I was able to see heaps of the country while getting lots of information. Nevertheless, this kind of Brazil definitely doesn’t represent the South part of Brazil. Here everything was still very basic I felt. It was a good experience but I am really glad we head towards the Caribbean so I can do what I love: DIVE!

Diving

When many crew members (12!!) applied for the dive course I basically jumped up to be able to teach the courses. So I did the theory and the first pool session and didn’t have to work as a Scout. Lovely! Tomorrow I have another group of 5 in the pool. The biggest challenge, however, are the passengers who have nothing better to do than complain about the fact that they cant use the pool for some time. Luckily, I am able to press the button and go under water, so that I wont hear them haha. In 6 days from now we will arrive in Barbados where I will do the first 3 dives with the course. The next day, in Dominica, I will finish the course and also guide the whale/ dolphin watching tour…exciting times!!!!! It will be busy but I am looking forward to it

New VIP

As I wrote before we had Kay Ray here and 2 women from the Tivoli theatre and today I was on the cross trainer with Andersson when he told me that he played a role in Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten and Unter Uns (famous TV series in Germany)! Haha…I said now that I know I want a signature :-P

Sport

I cant believe it: I have a luxurious fitness studio 6 decks above my cabin and I am still not able to use it properly! Back in Germany I paid lots of money to be able to go training and I used the excuse of being to lazy to drive there. Well, I keep on telling myself to go more often. In fact, I just came from there ;-)

Ship life

I don’t know how many kilometers I walk every day, how many stairs I climb and how often I use the elevator. It is hard to explain, but all you do is racing through the ship to get from A to B. AIDAvita, for example, wasn’t designed for a dive school on it. So our working places are spread over the whole ship! But it’s nice. You walk and walk and every time you see someone from the crew you say “hello”, no matter if you know each other or not! It’s all pretty friendly here. I am still amazed how so many Philipinos say “Hello Tschasmin”, even when I am not wearing my name tag haha.
When I am running around the ship I always think “ow that’s something I wanna write in my blog” but obviously I always forget it!
There is a party “upstairs” every day, but we need a leisure pin to go there, and we have only 5 for the department. But anyway, nobody wants to go upstairs every day. AIDA passengers are really a special group of people! I am not writing too much here in my blog, as I might get in trouble ;-) But I will be able to tell you so many silly stories!!! Haha it is hilarious!

Oki doki, now I get ready and go to the crew bar. Not for long so, I have an early morning! Need to be in the pool by 8am, so that there are less people who will complain haha :-D

Posted by JazzyFizzl 17:39 Archived in Brazil

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