InterCity The Universe Flat
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... got into for free! It was a tiny museum and I think at the time there was only one exhibit, but it was a welcome stop from our hot walk around the park! On another visit to the park, we stopped by the AfroBrazil Museum, a museum dedicated to displaying and highlighting the role of African culture, identity and heritage in present day Brazilian society. Aside from a whole room dedicated to Pele (the football player) the museum holds loads of Afro-Brazilian art, ...
... in Brazilian pizza. And how good was that- the pizza's perfectly woodfired and with a crust that was puffed and yet not thick. There was also a hot and cold buffet which had many tempting local specialities to try.
We head back to K&F's very comfortable apartment which is to be our base while we are in Sao Paulo- or should I say when we get back to Sao Paulo as by tomorrow night we will be in Brasilia on yet another led of this exciting adventure.
Brazil is known for its Churrascaria's. My friend Carlos took me to one of the popular ones in São Paulo for lunch. Each diner is given a card with a red and green side. If you display the green side the servers will bring across various proteins (meat and fish) which have been grilling on spindles since ...
... is pretty remarkable based on another fact that Fernando passed along-Brazil is larger (by total land) than the lower 48 states in the US. I haven't checked, but I'm pretty sure that we don't have just one single state accounting for more than 1/3 of US GDP.
He went on to give a lot of other stats, of which many proved to be true or valuable in interpreting what we were seeing and experiencing. I did find it interesting the amount of business ...
... tourists. One of the main specialities of Brazil are pastels, which are a tiny bit like pasties, but filled with really tasty things. We shared one stuffed with crabmeat and parmesan, and one full of the salted cod that Brazil is famous for (bacalhao). Greasy? Check. Salty? Oh yes. But very, very tasty. Afterwards we bought a big box of strawberries, in an attempt to balance things out a bit.
That night we had free caiparinhas at the hostel (enough that we couldn't hear ...