Half of the team arrives
Joyojeet, Paula (my wife), and I arrived in Belo Horizonte, the capital of the state of Minas Gerais, directly (well, almost) from San Francisco. ( I came through Dallas and São Paulo, and he came through Atlanta and São Paulo).
We were received by Paula's and my families, and had a wonderful lunch.
Later in the evening I talked to Heinrich Kuhne and Denio Magno, from Gemas da Terra, our first visit.
Tomorrow we will leave in the morning for that.