Mercure Sao Paulo Pinheiros Hotel
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2. with my Capoeira teacher, Mestre Lua de Bobó.
In Brazil, I was surprised to see...
that things "made in Brazil" break a lot, even more than things made in China. For example, my Dad sat on his bed at our hostel and it broke. And, my Mom broke a water faucet right off the pipe just by turning it off. Noa broke the shower right off the wall just by turning the hot water to cold.
In Brazil, I loved it when...
I had ...
... pip is in front of me on the back of a motorbike and I was on the next 500cc speeding uphill and round tight bends at break neck speed. The driver found it funny how tight I was holding onto him, whilst I praying for my dear life and hoping the journey would soon be over and we would make it to the top alive (just long enough for me to kill pip for taking me up here in the first place!).
Luckily we made it alive and no one tried to rob us or shoot us ! ...
... right next to the downtown area. It was also the scene of a large airplane disaster in 2007. While attempting to land, an Airbus A320 jet skidded off the runway and into a building across the street killing 200 people. The site were the building has now become a memorial and a reminder to everyone of the accident, however the airport is still in daily use, and has been nicknamed "The Aircraft Carrier" due to the relatively short runway. There are three airports in São Paulo, ...
... climate, finally endless sunshine!
Okay 1st kick you up the backside wake up call was when we go to Sao Paulo bus station at 8.30am and rocked up at the ticket booth asking for 2 seats to Rio De Janeiro, please. Yeah you can go there but the next bus isn't until 6pm an d if you don't book quickly the next one after that is the next morning - oooopss! Definitely need to get this organised ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services