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Sao Paulo was never in my initial plan. I had heard it was too big. Too difficult to get around. Too hard to enjoy without a lot of time or a lot of knowledge of the city.
A combination of undpredictable weather on the beach, a 1 hour flight ticket being cheaper than a 10 hour bus and a colleague of John´s who offered to put me up and give me some tips meant that I added it to my itinerary at fairly short notice.
... spot in the airport to camp out, read and relax, overwhelmed by the size of the city and its reputation as a place to watch your back, we resisted that temptation. We did not want to pass up the one chance we had to check out this state capital, the world's ninth largest city and one of its most diverse culturally. Needing to decide where we would spend one day in this massive metropolis, we chose to take a taxi to Bendito Calixto, an all-day Saturday ...
... right next to the downtown area. It was also the scene of a large airplane disaster in 2007. While attempting to land, an Airbus A320 jet skidded off the runway and into a building across the street killing 200 people. The site were the building has now become a memorial and a reminder to everyone of the accident, however the airport is still in daily use, and has been nicknamed "The Aircraft Carrier" due to the relatively short runway. There are three airports in São Paulo, ...
... info booth.
If a trip to a latin country is in your future, here is what I have learned over the past few years and reminded of today:
-Few, if any, streets are laid out in a grid
-Most streets are named after historic figures but you would have to have an advanced degree in local history to know who they are. So really they are just people’s names, their full names. In Latin countries, that is not a small sign. To make ...
... truely awesome. It was a traditional Brazil dish called Escondidinho, which means 'Hidden one'. It contains dried meat in the middle and covered with Cassava, which is similar to potato, but has a slightly different taste. It was gorgeous.
We headed off out at around 2 pm and had to go and pick up one for Juliana's friends. Alessandria. It took us over an hour to get to the Samba club as the traffic in Sao Paulo is crazy. Every road you ...