La Residence Paulista
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Life doesn't get easier for a gringo brother in Brazil. Finally settled in our hostel in Belo Horizonte where our room has cold water only and wifi only works downstairs. It's just as well, cause the rooms have more bunks than my year 8 attendance record and I was assigned up top. Sleeping on top of another dude ain't my thang.
Following my last entry, i spent that weekend walking around the town on my dolo while benny and ...
... for some fresh air and culture, we made our way to the Parque do Ibirapuera and the Museum of Modern art. There was an Afrobrazilian show on at the museum and great artworks and tools from the past. Around the city and park there are many famous buildings designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. We were lucky enough to have a home cooked meal that night, Rudy's mother was lovely and made us feel at home. After dinner our tour guide Rudy took us for a ...
... and Argentine sides of the falls. We also went white water rafting down the Iguazu river which was great fun. Spending an hour afterwards on the back of a broken down jeep in the middle of the forest whilst soaking wet and freezing cold wasn't quite as enjoyable.
Next its onto the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, one of South America' s biggest traveller hotspots. I'm excited to be heading to a Spanish speaking country more than anything else!
Until next time,
... when it's not). I do like it, but only for a while. The high rise condos repeat on themselves.
This is one of my favorite parks in the world. It's massive like Central Park in New York or Hyde Park in London. Like Hyde Park, it has a massive, elongated lake (like the Serpentine). Lots of skateboarders. The park has miles of jogging paths where you can see some really phenomenally in-shape runners and bikers. Feast for the ...
... culture in Sao Paulo and we passed a few bars that stocked Brewdog and Schiehallion Scottish beers!
So Sao Paulo is known for the many art galleries and famous art museums and where did we go first...the football museum!! It was in fact a really good museum and we got in free as we visited on a thursday which was a bonus. We also got to see the stadium which is used by the 4 main teams in Sao Paulo. ...