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... flight (sadly no upgrades), an early morning coffee on arrival at a cafe called Balloon, and a comfortable bus ride into the centre. The luxury theme continued on arrival at our hotel, as we used some loyalty points to check into a Holiday Inn and were presented with chocolates on arrival.
Our first day in Sampa was spent acclimatising and exploring the local area. Our hotel was very close to the Palmeiras football stadium, and ...
... began. She called over her colleagues and the conversation went as followed: "I see you're travelling to São Paulo today." "You are at the wrong airport and you will not make your flight. Thank you." Lady please. Australians don't loose. Time to hustle into a cab and race against the clock to travel 20kms in about half an hour. Challenge accepted. This led to a moment of great hilariousness as we ran outside (my no wheels bag became a drag bag) and hailed a ...
... S America. It's huge, has everything you want/need, but has a slower pace of life than London. It also happens to have the highest concentration of Japanese people outside of Japan so the sushi is outstanding - something else we'd missed since the US. Our two days went in a blur of relaxing, eating and wandering around the huge parks which South American cities seem to love, and before we knew it, it was time to check out and head to the airport, and to ...
... were treated as good as employees in the most developed nations. Although the host wasn't sharing (or didn't know) salary information for the plant workers, he did confirm that these were all "middle class".
The tour ended with a video about the company and their sustainability efforts. The host at this point was Hemana and Marcella was her assistant. Hemana has been with the company for 6 yrs
Remarkably, when she started she did ...
... br> walking past a supermarket so I decided to go for a wander. The first
thing I saw were huge mangoes and heaps cheap too. I ain’t saying no to
that after being starved of good mangoes in New Zealand for so long. I
got two of them and had one when I got home. NOM NOM NOM, gonna kill the
other one a bit later and devour that too :’) <—
tears of joy.
That’s about it for today.