Mercure Sao Paulo Ibirapuera
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... come at the waiter's time. For a North American, it may seem impossible to function here, but then you learn to just not let these little quirks get to you. After all, they must be doing something right given that they are one of the happiest group of people in the world.
Maria Matiuzzo from Ericsson, who we met yesterday, pointed out that Brazilians are an emotional bunch. A decision here does not just get made ...
... hands. Some of the skills on show were ridiculous especially from the women
Playing football with Argentinians on the beach
Going on a sightseeing tour which included:
Sugarloaf mountain (where I met Jamie carragher!)
The maracana stadium
Christ the redeemer
Typical brazilian churrascaria BBQ lunch
At one point I thought if brazil exited then this may ruin the atmosphere but Rio was an absolute blast for the week. I was very ...
We arrived into Sao Paulo, well I say Sao Paulo but it was more like saying you were arriving into Christchurch when you flew into Timaru. We made a last minute flight and didn't pay too much attention to where the airport was and ended up quite far out of Sao Paulo itself. After catching a bus and then taxi we arrived at our accommodation at about 9pm, making it close to a full day of traveling.
We headed to what we will call our local as ...
... us the city. This was a great privilege, because in a city this size being with someone who knows where to go and what to do is a great advantage. Maybe I was paranoid but I didn't want to take my phone or camera out with me in the city, for fear of getting either robbed. So the only photos I have to share are Eber's and I've described a couple of highlights below to fill in the gaps. FRIDAY AFTERNOON After arriving in Sao Paolo in the morning and finding my way ...
... closest to Ibirapuera Park (near the centre). It was about 3km walk to the park, but we stopped at a supermarket on the way to grab some supplies for a mini picnic. The park was really nice and peaceful in the middle of a giant city and I think it is one of the biggest in the America’s- along with Central Park and the park in Bogota. We wandered around the park and past a couple of museums and an Obelisk – although I am not sure of the significance of the Obelisk. ...