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Miria and Fernando's
Whilst we waited for the Indian Embassy in Sao Paolo to process our visas we stayed very busy
We had a fabulous dinner and karaoke night with Miriã and Fernando in the Japanese district Liberdade (Sao Paolo has the largest Japanese community in the world outside of Japan) where they really take the karaoke concept to town – a massive stage, dancing, even a whooping crowd, it feels a little like performing at a gig!
Miriã also took us into the town centre to see the Christmas decorations and experience the party atmosphere of Augusto street (like the Brazilian version of Soho) with a huge street party vibe – we’ve never seen so many people drunk in the street on an average evening before, apart from perhaps Salvador
Without doubt the highlight of the week though was the traditional Brazilian “churrasco” we were treated to at Fernando’s parents’ house. An all-day affair with singing and guitar playing and *plenty* of meat (even the salad was a chicken salad!) we absolutely loved it – particularly Fernando’s dad’s “special Caprinha’s” made with vodka, lime and milk. Gorgeous.
In the end we were sad to leave – we had a great week, but with Indian Visas in hand it was time to head off and back to Rio for our last few days in South America.