Transamerica Executive Perdizes
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There are three airports in São Paulo. I thought I had booked to the city airport, but later realised I had booked to the international airport which is 1 hour from the city! A taxi would bankrupt me but public transport wasn't such a good option when I didn't know where I was going. Luckily when I got on the plane in Florianópolis, sitting next to me was a guy I had met in Florianópolis who ...
... and textiles. On a darker note, the museum also has on display original manacles and chains used during the times of African slavery in Brazil as well as a wall covered in shoes (made or worn, I wasn't sure of the translation) by slaves just over a hundred years ago. Although Brazilian society lacks much of the very prominent racial segregation still visible in the USA, the exhibits were a stark reminder of a very dark past.
Other things we did in Sao ...
... house party called Casa noventa Dos (or house 92). This then turned into an amazing amazing night. We met some beautiful people and (apart from having my phone almost stolen) and we partied till the morning. Thankfully many of the people there spoke English and we danced and just had an amazing time. We discover (to our joy) that you prepay for drinks there on a card which you then finalise the balance later. It's a better system than Australia as you're not always ...
... and probably even ATM, just not the ones I use.
Finally sustainability. I was surprised in a compressed period, a bank would focus on sustainability as something we needed to hear about. Itau was the sustainability bank of the year for 2012. It turns out I would hear a lot more about sustainability from Brazilian companies.
Ok, time to GET OUT. No, they weren't like that but they clearly had other things to do and it was time to ...
... to make us feel at ease. Our guide book was full of areas not to go and times not to go there, and we made a conscious effort to plan exactly where we were going to go and how we were going to get there so we didn't end up lost or straying slightly from the 'safe' areas.
Sao Paulo is an absolute giant of a city with a diverse population of over 19 million people - including the largest number of Japanese people outside of Japan. Apparently the Brazilian passport is one ...