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... traffic. He took us to a city square with a huge statue of 2 horses in the front and the different ethnic people of Brazil. Very interesting statue. we ran into 3 people who were doing a survey. We stopped to answer the survey and hey were very nice.
We stopped at a park that had an interesting architectural building.
Carlos took us to to 2 Churches, one in a rich neighborhood and one in the city square. Both were impressive structures. From there we went to a ...
For something a little different we arrived at São Paulo bus station early in the morning. Ate some crackers, brushed our teeth and booked our tickets for Foz do Iguaçu for the next day. Our trip to São Paulo was actually going to be a bit different as our friend Rudy, who we met on the boat, was picking us up from the metro station and we stayed at his place. After making Rudy get up early to pick us up and some breakfast we hit the city for some ...
... my advice would be to check it out for yourself... It might just have more to offer than you imagine.
After Sao Paulo followed a 15 hour coach journey to Foz do Iguazu, home to the incredible Iguazu waterfalls. These are the only falls I've seen in my life, but I was mindblown by it all. The Niagara and Victoria falls are possibly more famous, but the other travellers I was with assured me they were nothing compared to this. We spent one day on each of ...
... or Vila Olimpia areas, you're safe. The city center has been known to be a target area so I tried to avoid it. And obviously don't go to the favelas without a good guide and a healthy dose of bravado.
People - The people are very friendly and curious about foreigners. However, they will not speak slowly, even if you ask. Poverty is still a big issue in Sao Paulo. I did not see as much as I thought I would, but then again I'm in an affluent area.
... died. I was so embarrassed by the smell of them on the bus. They made it through the ATM caves in Belize, rainy days in Panama, the Cuidad Perdida hike in Colombia, and another rainy hike in Ilha Grande. I think they had a good life, but getting wet, partially drying, then getting a bath, and partially drying again is not easy on shoes. Anyways, I asked for something similar to what I was wearing, and I think they thought ...
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