Feb 22, 2009
Mar 31, 2009
What is seemingly endless though is this city! Flying in was remarkable at night, so many lights as far as I could see. Tomorrow we will explore a bit, and hopefully have good sushi(São Paulo has the biggest Japanese population outside of Japan)
Made it to São Paulo. I heard little good about this city, but I am feeling slightly relieved and at home to be in a big modern city. Manaus was better than i expected, full of colorful stands and european style buildings. They call it the Paris of the Amazon, kind of a stretch, but it was pretty in parts. I was excited to fly out of the Amazon, partly to get a good feeling of just how massive it is. I expected miles upon miles of just pure green-which I got for about the first hour, then the startling and depressing two more hours(almost) of small patches of green between huge bare patches-grass and dirt the result of heavy logging. It was worse than I expected and shattered my little dream world about the Amazon being endless....