Transamerica Classic Opera
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
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A nice walk to the Parque Trianon and back down to Rua Oscar Freire where M called and said he took an earlier flight, so he was here in time for lunch. We took Tod for his first feijoada and are restign a bit before our Pi day festivities at Ubi and Maria José's house this evening.
São Paulo, como sempre e fantástico...
... got into for free! It was a tiny museum and I think at the time there was only one exhibit, but it was a welcome stop from our hot walk around the park! On another visit to the park, we stopped by the AfroBrazil Museum, a museum dedicated to displaying and highlighting the role of African culture, identity and heritage in present day Brazilian society. Aside from a whole room dedicated to Pele (the football player) the museum holds loads of Afro-Brazilian art, ...
... And bored now... Then we googled good bars to hit in São Paulo. The first bar we went to was called Skye, it was similar to Blu bar in the Shangrila in that it was on the top floor in a hotel and stupidly expensive. However, three cocktails (with a split one from me) later we were feeling pretty happy... And tired. So we went back down to flag a cab. When we got down a local asked us where we were going next and after we said home he almost died of shock and told us of ...
... that were using NFC instead of sticking it into the machine. This is both easier and safer and is more cutting edge than the machines we have in the US. But as I think about it, this is probably an advantage of the emerging nature of the BR economy. In the US we had the old technology when it was new and need to wait for to reach the end of its life cycle before investing in the next generation. We have NFC on so many other things, including ...
... of local men (all) vs tourists (none) being asked to pull up their tops to show if they had any weapons), and we were really looking forward to getting off the bus. Being woken up for a tip added insult to injury!
We were both a little nervous about Sao Paulo (and Rio) after being mugged in Montevideo. Their reputations preceded them and facts such as the law being changed so that cars don't have to stop at red lights after 10pm to reduce the chance of them being car-jacked ...