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On Thursday morning we said goodbye to the beautiful town of Paraty and made way to Sao Paulo. For those not in the know, Sao Paulo is the largest city in South America. It is also home to the largest collection of Japanese and Italian immigrants in the world. For me this was going to be another big city, but it did turn out to be a good few days.
We arrived after our 6 hour bus ride to a very busy city. We jumped ...
... out that Sao Paulo has the largest Japanese population outside of Japan..
We got off of the bus and we all walked up the street and gathered in a McDonald's. Unlike home, it wasn't exactly "inside". Although we were out of the rain, it was an open front McDonald's, as it turns out many stores and food places are in the Southeast of Brazil. This was different than anywhere I've ever been. Fernando got us some rain ponchos and we continued our ...
... The girls tried to teach us how to samba. They do it so quickly and make it look so easy. It's not easy. It's so hard! Very difficult to pick up. Then came the highlight of our day. We were all given some shirts that meant we could join the last bloco for the parade. So we danced an English version of samba down the street with the locals. It took about half an hour and was brilliant fun. We wanted to go again as soon as we had finished but were disappointed ...
... situated in a region famous for its sushi. I think Karen booked this
hostel after her disastrous luck with meals in Brazil. Apparently, Sao Paulo has more Japanese people living there than any other place outside of Japan and the sushi was some of the freshest and best I have ever tasted.
We only had one night here and this was to be the last part of our South America adventure together as Karen had to fly back ...
... I was taking in- and then I would be able to churn out amazing reflections on my surroundings filled with great insight and observation like the great philosphers.
So the insight - I did hope that I’d gain a real insight into South America and be able to write something stunning about it but I’m not too sure how much I really got to grips with it all (it probably would have helped if I’d actually read the couple of books on South ...
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