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... down to the river side where the young couples were parading down the esplanade and the older couples were sitting down watching them,now doubt remembering what love was supposed to be like as they got older! A 4 piece band struck up an impromptu samba and as the moon rose we cracked open an ice cold Brahma,I recalled the words of Joni Mitchell....."moons and dunes and angels fly".."feather canyons reach the sky...I looked at life this way..."
... Paulo and the volunteers are trying to break with the weekly 'agitas' and ministry in the favelas.
It was amazing to be able to have experience the work carried out by Paulo and World Venture in the favelas if Sao Paulo, and learning about the realities of the city and the reasoning behind their work. We would have loved to have longer to spend out there but had a flight to catch to La Paz. I'm sure it would not be the last we would see of San Paulo though.....
... getting used to.
Once there its very simple - you walk a while, have a dip, walk some more, have another dip, all the time staring in wonder at what you┤re seeing. Its hard to describe, like something out of the Arabian Nights.
To think we considered not visiting here as we didn┤t think there┤d been enough rain. Doh. Lencois means sheets and the dunes do look like bedsheets.
... On our first day we took a walk around the city visiting the large cathedral, Liberdade which is home to Japan Town, and the Municipal Market. All were fairly dull but worth a quick visit. The most interesting site I guess was seeing the prostitutes and their (gangster) pimp hanging outside the cathedral waiting for "business" at 11am.
On our second day we visited the highly rated Football Museum. The museum was fairly interesting ...
... then talk you into one or two of the trips they offer into the national park itself and the neighbouring vast expanse of sand, Pequenos Lenšˇis. Before I knew it I was booked onto the 2pm tour to the parque nacional and was given a full description of full day river tour which I could do the day after.
It's very much worth it though, I had a ******* wicked time. It's not peaceful by any means, ...