He’s so cute in his uniform shirt that gives him free bus passage and a basic lunch every day at the school. The class elected him the official representative to the highers-up and he has been providing assistance and scolding as needed to the fellow adult students in his class.
What’s been fun for us is the many freebees he gets from the Department of Tourism (maps, booklets, T-shirts, pens, note pads, tote bags…) and also the many invitations to art openings and other premiers co-sponsored by the Rio tourism office.
It’s nice to be “in the loop” for a change. Who doesn’t like some free champagne and chocolate once in a while? I don’t have the wardrobe to do this every night, but who’s looking at me anyway!?
Luiz is perfectly suited to be a tour guide. He loves to connect with others and he instantly puts them at ease. Now he is learning the details of the history and culture in our area so he can share that with others.
And I get to eat swanky hors d'œuvres and drink good wine while he schmoozes the crowd.