Howard Johnson Faria Lima
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... a turkish guy studying portugese here. The hallways of the hostel are decorated with the signatures and drawings of all the guests who have visited, theres barely any space left! Its a really cool feature but it can be very distracting when your trying to walk down the stairs!
We both had showers, hot ones!!! Then went for a wander round the neighbourhood.
The second you step foot in Sau Paulo you have to stop and say wow. Every building is a sky scraper, ...
... with South American airlines (TAM in this case) no gate/check in announcements were made, so i was waiting & waiting until i decided to walk around & ask what was happening. Turns out check in was open but they failed to announce it. Typical. Lucky however as i may have missed that flight.
Hopped on and the flight arrived at 1:30am, 30 minutes late, got to love south America. But i had arrived & it was time for the 3rd world adventure to ...
... 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 ...
... into their manufacturing line as we observed people sometimes not very active for long periods of time on the factory floor and/or doing jobs that could be done by machines (such as packing boxes or sealing and moving those boxes). This was the first time that I had ever seen an actual manufacturing plant but being in an emerging market country, I was impressed by how well the employees were treated. It could be argued that at this company at least, ...
... like rain we couldn't visit the Brazilian side of the falls and just went straight to the hotel.
That evening was spent at a local bowing alley where they served massive pizzas and beer. I started off with a strike, but it all went down fairly quickly after that and my best round was 99. Enjoyable evening non the ...