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I am being trusted to hit the road all by myself today. Armed with my highly recommended 'offline maps2' app on my smart phone I feel invincible as I walk many kilometeres to see the sights I have on my to do list.
The morning starts off cool- 16C according to the time/ temperature notice
I see along the way. Before three hours have passed it is 25C. São Paulo is like that, apparently- four seasons in a day.
First stop is a ...
... city has implemented a system to restrict certain cars on the road to help alleviate traffic. Depending on the last digit of your licence plate you cannot drive certain days of the week. There are cameras that will take your picture and send you a large fine in the mail. A weakness of this method is that richer drivers purchase a second or third car to circumvent the ban.
Today being a Saturday, we did not ...
... great weather – blue skies, 27°C. I think, I have hardly ever seen a place or city, where so many people rode their bikes, played basketball, jogged, walked their dogs, did picnics etc. It was a very buzzing place to hang out. I also spotted a new kind of sports: cycle polo. The latter is similar to traditional polo, however is not played on horses but on bikes. It seems very challenging! Check out the video.
After hours of strolling through ...
... was the electrical wires that were over wrapped on the poles.
Our next stop was at a local Internet company called Apantador where we met with the founder and CEO Mocair Kang. Mo has an interesting background as he went to college at Columbia in NYC after which he worked for Solomon Brothers before returning to his native Brazil where he began his website creation. The firm runs two major sites, one that does local business content, the equivalent of ...
... at us! Another guy appeared and after 20minutes or so he eventually said ´its ok sir` - and that was it, not apology or anything but they gave us our room key and it was a really nice room and comfy bed so thats all we needed.
The next day we took a bus and subway into the centre of the city to find our hostel. After going the wrong direction we finally found it. We received a really warm welcome from the ...
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