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... as we had about 2 hours time. The flight is scheduled for 12.45PM. Patrick texted me around 11 and then 11.30 and he was still on the train. No signs of the train moving. I assured him that I will wait till the last minute before boarding the plane. Around 12PM I decided to board the plane. I finished my check in and got a text from Patrick that he is on his way. The train finally left and reached Santa Clara and he grabbed a taxi and rushed to the airport. I told the ...
Hi everybody! Thanks again for the replies, we enjoy reading them! Here our first blog from Brazil, an amazingly beautiful country!
We arrived in São Paulo and we stay with our amazing host Lucas. He takes us around the city to see the highlights like the central market with amazing food( the biggest mortadella sandwich i ever had), the enormous Ibirapeura park ( the vondelpark all of a sudden looks small) and villa Magdalena, the area full with bars and nightlife! We eat pao ...
... this was not a typical cross-section of Sao Paulo residents, and was proven right over the next two days.
Ironically, this is because the residents of SP are what makes the city. Sao Paulo doesn't have the natural beauty of Rio; it's the epitome of concrete jungle. There are high rise blocks as far as the eye can see. It even fails to offer the attractions a big city should have. The food market and football museum are about only ones of note. Yet there were a whole ...
... care for it.
Prices - Prices are really high. I went to the Pao de Acucar grocery store for food and still spent a lot. Shopping here is a sure fire way to drain your account. Shopping is also a very poor use of a potential cultural experience. It's like anywhere, really.
Food - Lots of good options. You have the typical Brazilian fare, things like feijoada (a type of beans), rice, meat, etc. Pao de queijo is ...
... clearly that is not me. Anyways, most travelers that I meet hate Sao Paulo, but there are some who love it. It was not really a place for me.
After bus station number two, I took the metro downtown and started walking around. I went to some square or another where they have the tallest building at 41 stories. Then I walked down a bunch of different streets. Some of the buildings are quite interesting, but most ...
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