Our apartment in Campo Largo is in the bairro called Cambuí, one street from the bairro Central. It is one of four conjoined "houses." The first house faces the street and is separated from the others by a high cement wall, leaving the back three (away from the street) sharing an electronic gate and bricked driveway. Our apartment is fairly new, and was repainted just before we moved in. It is a big improvement from our apartment in Bocaiúva. It is cleaner, has few critters, fewer issues with mold and mildew, and we don't track in mud and fleas from the street every time we enter. It has a car port (where our clothesline "tree" lives), an outside laundry area and a large walled patio behind. The kitchen is fairly large for Brazil, but there are no cupboards, just three shelf units. Our table is in the extra bedroom, which doubles as computer room and "formal dining room" (which means lots of trips to/from the kitchen).
Our view of the neighborhood from back patio
View from our apartment up to the top of the hill, toward the church.
The view up the hill, taken from below our house, close to the Canal. Our reddish roof is on the left, above and to the left of the biker.
Vacant lot below our house, taken from the very, very steep side street.
This is a view of our street, Rua Francisco Azevedo Marcedo, down from the top of the hill toward our apartment, taken after an evening church activity.
Please pardon all the photos; we are thankful to be here!
As the end of our mission approached, I put up photos of our family on the living room wall for everyone to see. For the last 2 months, we loved showing off our family.