“I am going to enjoy it for sure, as I will have some adventure to guarantee the fun time!”
Well… let’s say it was a quite adventure for him!
It is very difficult going all by yourself to a foreign country knowing just few phrases and specific words here and there. This is exactly his case. We ought to give him the credit of having a very good temper and a good will, though, as he recorded all his adventure with his portable camera with the best effort to be positive in all odd occasions.
One day he attended to the bugle jump event and the instructor asked him to step ahead. The instructor spoke in English, of course. He didn’t understand what the instructor said and he talks to us (e.g., to the camera) in Portuguese: “oh, this guy doesn’t understand what I am here for. I must explain.” Then he turns to the instructor and says: “Bugle Jump”.
He thought that was clear enough but the instructor came with the very same request: “Please, sir, step ahead!” He looks to the camera and comments again in Portuguese: “oh-oh, this guy does not understand me. Maybe my accent is not good.” And he repeats again, slowly: “B-u-g-l-e J-u-m-p!”
This very same sequence occurs one more time and the instructor realizes he did not understand the request and simply PUSH him. And there he goes, finally, bugle jumping, images on the camera going up and down very harshly…
In another occasion he was hiking and he stops when he find himself astonished by the view of the most beautiful lake ever. It was far from the city, therefore no single person nearby. “Well… this is a good occasion to swimming, don’t you agree?” – he talks to the camera. “Sorry, guys, I am going to have a really good time now!” He took off the shirt, pants and shoes, and there he goes… As he kept the camera turned on, we are able to see him swimming right to the left, then backwards, for endless few minutes.
After that he comes back to the land, puts his clothes on and keeps hiking. Then he find a sign plate. He does not understand any of the words on the warning sign but he records it with his camera. Back here in Brazil, he shows the tape to his friend.
When it comes to this sign, his friend alerts him about what that sign was warning of: that beautiful lake was a private property where bacteriology tests were proceeded and it was not safe for bathing!
His face frozen immediately and he asks his friend how grave the alert was. “Oh, my God! What I have done!!! Am I infected? Would it be dangerous, I mean, I have no girlfriend yet but I still want to be able to have children in the future when I marry. Is that would be possible still?”
His friend reads again the sign and tells him it seems not to be fatal nor dangerous for his future children, because the sign explains that the tests performed there have the goal to develop bacteria cultures in order to clean polluted or dirty water.
He is going to have an appointment with his doctor next week, though. He also promised for himself never entering in any lake again, not knowing exactly where he is going into…