Howard Johnson Faria Lima
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Reduced mobility rooms
- High-speed internet in room
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... here or they just choose not to use it. Whatever, point for Miami! So I connect to the wifi here and try to text Guilherme and Giselle on whatsapp (and if you want to text me while I'm in Argentina and don't have an iPhone with iMessage, you should install this awesome creation which is free and is all about international texting) but the darn wifi wouldn't register on my phone. So I tried to connect to Starbucks. But that wouldn't work. Whatever, there's the bathroom! I get ...
... I turned up to the apartment block and got in after negotiating some language differences then met Ezequiel and his friends later that day. They were all super nice to me and drove me around Belo for a tour including a stop at a high point to show me the view of the city at night before taking me for food and drinks which they offered to pay for. I was almost overwhelmed by their generosity towards a foreigner they didn't know.
Ezequiel had a spare set of keys which ...
... 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.
For something a little different we arrived at São Paulo bus station early in the morning. Ate some crackers, brushed our teeth and booked our tickets for Foz do Iguaçu for the next day. Our trip to São Paulo was actually going to be a bit different as our friend Rudy, who we met on the boat, was picking us up from the metro station and we stayed at his place. After making Rudy get up early to pick us up and some breakfast we hit the city for some ...
... two thousand hours of practice, at least I'm starting to build up mileage really fast. Although the light at the end of the tunnel remains a long way off, I definitely have made a lot of progress.
Tonight I'm going to a free party in Vila Madalena with most of the other American students. I imagine there will be some great stories and pictures to go along with that. For now I leave you with a few photos I took from my apartment window and in yesterday's tour of the downtown.