L'Hotel Porto Bay Sao Paulo
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... to the bus station would cost around 100 Real and we were a lot further away than that but we said if he could get a cab for that price than we would share. Sure enough Paulo (our new airport friend) went and found a cab. It's amazing what price differences there are for locals vs. tourists! I think we were both hoping that this wasn't a huge scam but Paulo seemed pretty legit and just ended up being a super nice guy. We got to the airport ...
... 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 ...
... our guide Fernando, who enjoyed our group so much that he joined us for the evening. The hotel is built like a big wooden boat and the top floor has a restaurant and outdoor bar on the top floor with skyline views of São Paulo. It was quite beautiful. After many beers we finally sat down to eat around 10:30. Food was really good with big potions. I had a risotto with local ingredients like beans, fried quail eggs and some other stuff I can't remember. It was a real good ...
... for a movie. We worked out that cinemas are generally in shopping centres, that often they change the title, and that when it says Dublado it means it is dubbed and Legendado means subtitled in Portugese Brazilian. So lots of English language movies and we saw The Impossible (about the Thai tsunami). In the process we also became experts on travelling the Metro - less than £1 a journey - good for a long distance, bad for a two ...
... I tried to make sense of it. First thought was that seeing as we were nearer the destination, now might be the time when wandering hands start slipping into backpacks and thus the locals go and put it in the hold. I decided to check it out and went outside while Charlotte minded our backpack. The big doors to the luggage was open and some people started to unload their masses of luggage ( which tended to be large neat square bags). There was another ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services