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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.
... out that we'll barely be able to give the Costa Rica tickets away. Chris' mate Nick invites us to an expensive meat only Brazilian restaurant for lunch and I'm happy to go along to try to sweeten Karen up a bit. My fate is sealed with the Italy result, meaning of course that the Costa Rica game is well and truly dead rubber. We decide to re-change the Miami flight but as you might expect, the £400 pound man doesn't even want to know with the tickets anymore. ...
... buildings, museums and old monuments. In fact, one of the other hotel guests actually asked us what we were doing there since it is the main business capital of Brazil. We took the metro to the Mercado Municipal, a massive food market where we were conned into buying fruit after being literally force-fed fruit by one of the vendors (my mum would have been proud of his persistence).
We then explored a small museum, where Sao Paulo was ...
... streets, cracked out groups congregate in public squares, sleeping bodies wrapped in blankets are everywhere, and all of downtown smells like a toilet. It is quite heartbreaking to witness. With this kind of predicament I can understand why protesters are upset with, among other things, the government spending billions on World Cup infrastructure.
Luckily our hotel is situated in an affluent area where I ...
... the trip. My real impression was that I travelled half way around the world to see another New York City. And to be honest Sao Paolo is very much like NYC, in just about every way, except of course that the majority of people don't speak english...uhhh wait a minute...I guess that could be said about NYC too. Anyway, the first time I was really "wowed" in Brazil was at Hotel Unique and their nightclub/restaurant Bar Skye. ...