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... all. They were striking for a payrise, originally asking for a 35% rase but said they would settle for 10%. It was definitely a case of knowing they were in a position of strength with the World Cup starting in a few days time.
The next morning we had to be at the airport. We had a few hours to kill before needing to be there so we walked round the neighbourhood where we were staying. Wed found a nice cafe. They were into their coffee in ...
... NIGHT On Saturday night, after going to a pre-carnival carnival party in the street, Eber took us to a Brazilian dance club for one of the most fun nights I've had yet. We had a short dance lesson when we first arrived there (I can't remember the name of the style but it was very authentic), which was fun yet bloody difficult. Then following the lesson there were 2 separate, yet equally amazing live bands, with a dj playing some great songs in-between them. The music ...
... br> Next day we toured the sights suggested by the guide book but found them a bit oversold - the Museum of Art supposed to be architecturally brilliant but looking shabby, a park with AfroBrazil and Japanese pavilions - but the Japanese one closed for renovation that didn't seem to be happening. And in the evening we trekked out to the end of one of the Metro lines to 'a bohemian area with lots of great bars and restaurants' - ...
... traffic chaos and overflowed public transportation system. I guess it did not help that most of the days I was there it was raining heavily and certainly did not contribute to a positive experience as it limited my mobility.
Other than being the financial centre of Brasil and having one of the best nightlife in the world, Sao Paolo has not much to offer.
It was hot and raining a lot and even hotter when not raining!
The transportation system ...
... motorcycles-I counted how many passed by our car as we sat in traffic and it was just a bit over 100 in five minutes.
On the city tour we first visited the famous Ibirapuera park. This park was designed by world renowned Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer, who, very sadly, passed away the day we arrived to Sao Paulo. He was 104 years old! His edifices are staples of modern architecture.
Next up we drove through ...
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