a blog with cultural bulimia.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Who could blame her?

Missing American teenager found.

Her disappearance sparked international alarm - Interpol, FBI, etc.

Mykensie Martin, an exchange student from Oregon, was living with a host family in the little (country) town of Carmo do Paranaiba, in the central state of Minas Gerais, when she set out to Brasília for an event sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (!).

But she changed her mind and didn't tell anyone.

She turned up, one week later, at the beach in Salvador accompanied by a young Brazilian man.

In her statement, Mykensie said she "just wanted to tour Brazil".