The comfort of a language.

When I was still in the states I thought I understood a bit of Portuguese and thought that I would be okay coming to Brazil. Reality check hit when I was on that airplane listening to so many Brazilians speak and not understand a single word haha!And when I got off that plane estava completamente perdida!Portuguese is spoken really fast and in Rio de Janeiro,with a complete different accent. But with time my portuguese listening and speaking skills have gotten much better!And because of my better understanding my second month in Rio was much better,and well with this third month rolling around I am feeling much more comfortable. I would say going to Salvador, Bahia helped me practice my portuguese too!I know I have a lot A LOT left to learn but I am happy with the level of understanding I have gained :)