Trip Start Apr 23, 2013
16Trip End Jul 23, 2013
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We spent our time relaxing in the hostel, exploring some parts of the city, went to the zoo etc. We tried to work on a minimum budget (as we've heard that Rio can be expensive and so we want to have enough funds to enjoy our last week away) which involved cooking ourselves dinner on most nights. Unfortunately the ingredients we got from the local supermarket were more than dubious and as such our meals were somewhat underwhelming, to put it nicely. The steak we used to make steak sandwiches was like chewing rubber.
Communicating is very hard as we know one word in Portuguese - obregado - thank you
After a week in São Paulo we'd had enough of walking around the city and lounging at the hostel, playing X-box with some of the Brazilian staff, so we've headed on towards the coast - to a town called Paraty. The weather in São Paulo was really hot and sunny (apart from the first day when we got drenched walking 200m from the metro station to the hostel), but unfortunately our first day in Paraty was met with grey clouds and drizzling rain, which is not what you want when the primary activities are water sports. Oh well.