Hotel Gran Corona
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... us to the airport. He was very chatty like any other guide. We tipped him and was very happy.
We hopped on the plane just in time.
An Asian passenger sat next to me and I started talking to him. Found out he is a 2nd generation Japanese immigrant. He does not speak Japanese and is married to a Brazilian woman with 2 kids. The kids looked adorable. He is a business man selling building materials. He is taking his family to watch the soccer games in Belo.
... started at the Municipal Theatre and walked over to the Cathedral Metropolitana where they have the femur bone of the priest who held the fist mass in Brazil. A fact we didn't know about São Paulo is they have the largest congregation of Japanese outside of Japan. There is a whole area of Japanese shops and restaurants where everything is written in Japanese. Rudy had never tasted wasabi peas so we bought some (strangely called mustard peas though). It was ...
... my advice would be to check it out for yourself... It might just have more to offer than you imagine.
After Sao Paulo followed a 15 hour coach journey to Foz do Iguazu, home to the incredible Iguazu waterfalls. These are the only falls I've seen in my life, but I was mindblown by it all. The Niagara and Victoria falls are possibly more famous, but the other travellers I was with assured me they were nothing compared to this. We spent one day on each of ...
... time I've been to an airport with no metro. You have to pay a taxi - no way around it except maybe a bus to who-knows-where, then another bus. No, do the taxi. It takes about 30-45 minutes to the Moema or other central areas and will cost you about $R150 - $75. Exchange rate is 2 reais to 1 dollar.
If you've ever been to Mexico City, Polanco or Zona Rosa would be the closest equivalent neighborhoods - posh, nicely decorated, very ...
... didnt have a clue what anything was! We thought Portugese would be more similar to Spanish but its not! Ryan had spotted the coconuts outside the cafe and tried to order one to drink, the waiter did ask something in Portuguese, we werent quite sure what and just said si, but when he came back he brought a big bowl of yogurt with banana and some granola!! Not quite the coconut water that we thought we ordered! There is quite a ...
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