Maraba Hotel Sao Paulo
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I spent most of today at my hostel planning for the rest of my trip in Brazil. It’s getting harder and harder to do things at the last minute because I have certain dates where I need to be in certain places, and it’s a pretty busy time in Brazil, so places are filling up. I was able to get a lot done today though, so even though I didn’t see any of Sao Paulo, I am still happy with my process today.
I booked my flights from ...
... a turkish guy studying portugese here. The hallways of the hostel are decorated with the signatures and drawings of all the guests who have visited, theres barely any space left! Its a really cool feature but it can be very distracting when your trying to walk down the stairs!
We both had showers, hot ones!!! Then went for a wander round the neighbourhood.
The second you step foot in Sau Paulo you have to stop and say wow. Every building is a sky scraper, ...
... second meeting of the day was with Wagner Amarelo, Operations Manager from Argo IT. Argo IT is one of the leading online booking tools (OBTs). He provided valuable information about the evolution of OBTs over the past fifteen years in Brazil. He had a great presentation about Argo IT, but what was the most informative was the timeline he drew for us which explained all of the changes that occurred and eventually shaped the market into what it is today. I ...
... sun shiny day so off for a walk to Parque Ibirapuera to check out Museo Afro Brasil, museum of modern art, beinale building, and other Oscar Niemeyer designs. Spent the afternoon doing a graffiti tour of São Paulo that included beco do batman, and also checked out a few other trendy neighbourhoods such as Vila Madalena and Bella Vista. It's funny how you almost always seem to reach a point in your holiday when you suddenly ...
... our safety.....during the day.
Say Paulo is no place to wander about alone at night especially outside of the the well let and well trod streets. The public transit system, in addition to being raised by .20 is a real pain in the ass and I can see why people are up in arms over the increase. In addition to being over crowded and sporting a 17 to 31% approval rating (better than the U.S. Congress BTW) the public transit system shuts down at ...