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... check - give documentation, take photo and finger prints of both hands - before taking the elevator. In contrast to the previous meetings, this time we had all the attention from Mr. Rodrigo Lima and Ms. Marcia Almeida. They wanted to know all about our program, expectations and future plans. After that, we went to a restaurant where we continue talking, laughing, sharing stories and drinking the best kiwi caipirinha I have ever tried. ...
... a self-imposed prison.
It is hard to see what is owned or ran by the state and what is private. One thing they do have is an immense municipal sanitation workforce. It is a shame the city appears so dingy despite the level of effort that goes into keeping it clean. Apparently Sao Paulo has a wide range of environmental problems surrounding waste disposal.
While at Itaú, our speaker Gustavo Lopes Rodrigues outlined ...
... making it quite unsafe to walk around at night.
Later in the afternoon we meet up with Fernando and Louise, two Paulista´s (the name given to residents of SP) whom we had met in Rio. They deserve a separate mention in this blog as they have gone out of their way, both in Rio and in Sampa, to translate for us and show us around, acting as our guides and friends and helping us discover Brazilian culture from an insider´s perspective. We spend the evening in ...
... how we don't discuss where we are going, we just go from the bus to the mętro to the hotel and just enjoying being together in the city...
Life is good!
April 28. We are back in Paraty for the afternoon. We explore some streets that we didn't see before and spend a good portion of the time sitting at an outdoor cafe people watching. We don't need to look at a calendar to know it is Saturday by the crowds. We try downloading a movie to watch in the evening but are unsuccessful. We rely on podcasts from CBC's Vinyl Cafe instead when it gets too dark to read. Tonight we experience a tremendous wind and rain storm. Quoting ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking