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I realise that when you are on a pilgrimage you must focus on the main game but yesterday I broke the feast and had a football free day and some time on my own.
I set out early and tried the Sao Paulo metro system - all worked pretty well and for B $6 I got a return ticket for a journey as far as Gungahlin is from Tuggeranong. I was able to use my little Portuguese to some benefit but when you get the combination of one person with a little Portuguese ...
... We spent a lot of time walking around and taking the train between the various different suburbs. One of them was a popular area for art and street art, one was the main CBD with lots of old buildings, another area was for nightlife etc etc
This was a building 35 storeys high and we were able to go right up to ...
... I wasn't into it. Our next stop was Mercado Municipal. The market is 12,600 square metres. 15,000 employees handle 450 tonnes of food per day. Everything is on offer from meats to olives to wines to cheeses… you get the idea. Prepared foods are also available. Wiebke and I opted for a popular snack called a pastel. It consists of a thin pastry that envelops assorted fillings, in our case ham, cheese, and tomato, ...
Today we left the hotel at 9am to visit UNICA - Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association to meet with Luana Maia - Institutional Relations Coordinator at their main office located at Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2179. 9°andar , Sao Paulo, Brazil. UNICA represents the southern states of Brazil in concerns for the growing of sugar cane. Brazil is a massive country and the southern area grows approx 90% of the country's crop. Some crazy stats break down with approx ...
... small team in a State championship match.The five of us in a crowd of 19,147 were duly treated to a woeful match.As much as the home supporters sang and danced for the entire game the team could not muster any energy.The small group of some 150 visiting fans were sent into rapturous celebrations with a winning penalty 5 minutes from time.So tonight were off to see Vinny DJ`ing at a club somewhere and after who knows.Wish you were ...
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