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Only here for 1 night for a connection onto Iguazu falls This is Brazil's largest city. We had a morning stroll to Ibirapuera park which is in the city centre and watched a bit of the marathon that was taking place. We have loved Brazil and now very excited to see Argentina! Next stop ...
... then deep-fried in vegetable oil. Not particularly healthy, but particularly tasty.
Next we stopped by the impressive Sao Paulo Cathedral. It was situated in the heart of the city centre, and since it was a holiday the only people out and about were hoards of homeless people. Living in Toronto and visiting many large cities, I have experienced this part of city life, but never on this scale. Makeshift tents ...
... I know, there are none, at least not for passenger rail. Even in the state of Sao Paulo, not easy to get around. You have to factor in an astounding amount of traffic to go anywhere. And the city of Sao Paulo is massive. I have never seen so many high rises. Most cities have just one "skyline." Sao Paulo has several.
Anyway, it's important to have all that in context before you visit Sao Paulo. Before you think about the language, where to stay, ...
Upon arriving in Sao Paulo by bus we took the metro to our next destination.
The house of Ivan and Wilma, two artists/recyclists and all around awesome people.
THey made us feel right at home while we settled in for the next few days as Ju had some errands to take care of.
We didnt do a whole lot so ill sum up the stay in one post, before we move on to Sorocaba (again ;))
During our stay in Sao Paulo, which btw have almost 20 million inhabitants compared to ...
... ridiculously fancy Argentinian ones. Things seemed odd when we started loading the bus as people were carrying LOADS of luggage. We were beginning to think there won't be any space for our mere backpacks. Eventually, on the bags went, and to our Semi Cama seats 9 and 10 we went. A couple of hours into the journey, right after a toilet break, the oddest thing started. The odd looking fella from seat 5 starting going round the bus collecting which looked like, ...
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