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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... these famous Brazilian shoes, we were on our way to HRS, a hotel solution provider for corporate travellers. One big point that keeps coming up in each of our meetings, including this one, is that Brazilian hotels and even their airline, Gol, are not on the Global Distribution System (GDS) that most travel management company's (TMC's) use. Given that the hotels are independent hotels, it is just too expensive a venture for ...
... drinking, dancing and generally having a great time. I could (but wont) write an essay about the full day- suffice to say that the atmosphere was up there with the best I'e ever experienced and the day was incredibly fun. The only slight dampener on the day was when the Germans scored because this killed the Argentinians spirits somewhat unsurprisingly! We didn't really see much trouble to be honest but it was fairly obvious that if this was a Brazil vs Argentina final ...
... to our hostel in the artsy bohemian quarter of Vila Madalana, we launched ourselves into the bedlam by taking the 'free’ walking tour of Sao Paulo’s historic centre. The tour finished at Edificio Martinelli, where we had a great view across the endless sea of skyscrapers from its 26th floor.
The next day we visited the awesome ...
... he was. Not only was he a host to me for the weekend, but also to the most charming and free spirited American/Dominican republic couple called Becky and Fransisco (she is American and he is from the Dominican Republic). Eber's apartment is in the centre of Sao Paolo so it was a great base from which to explore the crazy city that's home to 20 million people. Not only did he share his home with us (letting us do our laundry, cooking us lunch), but he also took us out ...
... and restaurants seemed to be just about everywhere, and almost every building was covered with the attractive kind of street art. I can't wait to get back to a secondhand bookshop, where the standard price is about $.50
The hostel was nice, but it limited my exposure to Portuguese more than I expected. Naturally, that was to change completely when I moved in with my host family, of whom I will be writing ...