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... that had live samba music and tasty mojito's. It was actually the first time that we experienced live samba music in Brazil, something that was a shock when we were in Rio, I had imagined that live music would be a key feature during our stay in Brazil but it seemed very hard to come by. So it was lovely to finally achieve that vision.
The following day we were to catch an overnight bus to Ilha Grande, Argentina, so we had a full day ...
... of bus, the bog standard one, this type or a proper sleeper.
The bus journey was an uneventful 6 hours though I was surprised at how small the roads were. We went through plenty of small towns and their speed bumps and didn't seem to get onto anything that resembled a motorway. I spent my time either reading or listening to music and deciding if I should try and get some sleep. I also set about learning numbers in Spanish and have got up to 13. ...
... him and with a sad look in his eyes he said he had not yet seen his daughter.She with her mother were in India.He had been trying for two years to get his wife a visa for the UK but to no avail.Here this poor chap was ,working two jobs ,paying taxes to the UK government,yet his wife could not join him.
We arrived in good time and my Tamil driver gave me a big warm smile, the trip has started.
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... this was not a typical cross-section of Sao Paulo residents, and was proven right over the next two days.
Ironically, this is because the residents of SP are what makes the city. Sao Paulo doesn't have the natural beauty of Rio; it's the epitome of concrete jungle. There are high rise blocks as far as the eye can see. It even fails to offer the attractions a big city should have. The food market and football museum are about only ones of note. Yet there were a whole ...
... closest to Ibirapuera Park (near the centre). It was about 3km walk to the park, but we stopped at a supermarket on the way to grab some supplies for a mini picnic. The park was really nice and peaceful in the middle of a giant city and I think it is one of the biggest in the America’s- along with Central Park and the park in Bogota. We wandered around the park and past a couple of museums and an Obelisk – although I am not sure of the significance of the Obelisk. ...