Ketan's Journey to Brazil

Current Location

Belém, Pará, Brasil

Hi! I'm Ketan, and I hope you'll join me in Belém, Brazil, which is located right at the mouth of the Amazon River! When I'm not researching malaria, I love to explore this fascinating region.


My friends and I went for a hike in a state park here in Belém, Brazil. While walking through the jungle, we stumbled upon a lake where we stopped to cool down in the water for a little while. 


Living in another country offers many chances to learn about new cultures, customs and perspectives about the US and the world. 

Field Notes

I went to a Festa Junina party with my colleagues to celebrate and dance! During this time of the year, there are specific ways to dress, foods to eat, and styles of dance to try.


My brother and I went to visit Iguazú Falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil. It's fairly far away from Belém, but is known as one of the seven natural Wonders of the World.