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4 weeks down and we arrived at our final destination of Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo is a mega metropolis and is definitely the lesser visited of the two major cities of Brazil. I had heard Sao Paulo described as the "ugly stepsister" of Rio so my expectations of the city were pretty low. As a result, we had decided to make our visit to Sao Paulo fairly brief. Well I can say that I was pleasantly surprised by the city. Although we were only there for a ...
... the bus that it is not uncommon for banks to charge 20% a month on outstanding credit card balances if you miss a single payment. Can you imagine your credit card interest rate jumping up to 240% APY for missing a single payment? The main problem with Brazil is that it is not growing at the pace it once was. A major contributor to this lack of growth is Brazil lacks the necessary infrastructure to transport its good to ports by any ...
... making it quite unsafe to walk around at night.
Later in the afternoon we meet up with Fernando and Louise, two Paulista´s (the name given to residents of SP) whom we had met in Rio. They deserve a separate mention in this blog as they have gone out of their way, both in Rio and in Sampa, to translate for us and show us around, acting as our guides and friends and helping us discover Brazilian culture from an insider´s perspective. We spend the evening in ...
... br> We got to "Luz" station (one of the oldest if not THE oldest train station of Sao Paulo) at about 11:30. Behind the station lies a huge park and there was a special event that particular day : a show of old cars, motorbikes, bicycles and even trucks. The place was packed with people watching all those remnants from another era, in awe, just like me. I had taken my camera, of course, and just went mad. A beer and half an hour later, off we went to ...
... found a proper twin room with windows and everything!! he was obviously just totally trying it on.
OK so what did we do in Sao Paulo? We had 2 full days to kill before catching our night bus.
We walked around the city, which was GINORMOUS BTW, did a run and played on the see-saw in the park (the child within), found the Starbucks (as standard) and generally tried to not attract attention to ourselves and get mugged.
We were going to be ...
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