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  • Day14

    Back to Sao Paulo

    November 9 in Brazil

    So we are back in Sampa, why you may ask but I'll get to that in a bit. It wasn't the best start as we arrived from the night bus at 7am but couldn't get into our airbnb until midday. However we had a cunning plan to ask a nearby hostel to look after our bags. So we rocked up and Kat in her sweetest voice asked the guy behind the reception. "No" was the response. Now Kat being a pretty blonde woman wasn't used to the word no and her bottom lip started to quiver. So back on to the streets we went to hatch a new plan and whilst Kat recovered and I searched for Starbucks the guy came out to say we could after all - and order was restored to the universe!

    Being back also gave us a chance to catch up with a friend of mine Catherine. We met in a craft beer pub (I know, I'm sorry) and we ended up sitting next to some brewers who were having their beer showcased. They gave us plenty of tips (all their beer unsurprisingly) but as most of them were over 7%, we had to be careful. Croma they were called, you heard it here first!

    Now for the reason we returned, to go to the Brazilian grand prix. Amazingly thanks to Joey we had paddock access, I was so excited! Given the robbery of the Mercedes team last year we were a bit nervous on the way to the track but it was totally fine. An easy metro ride there spotting fellow F1ers (they weren't hard to spot, team baseball cap and sporty top over a beer belly) and walk to the track with enterprising locals selling everything you might need from their garages.

    We went there two days, qualifying on the Saturday and the race itself on Sunday. Kat had been researching F1 all the day before but it clearly wasn't up to much as she spent most of it asking 'who's that?' and was most excited when she saw Steve Jones of T4 fame! Sadly she didn't pluck up the courage to ask for a selfie which she is still regretting but we did get ourselves in the background of plenty of interviews.

    Joey had also kindly arranged for us to get a garage tour of the Williams team. It was incredible how much kit they have, 40 sets of tires for the weekend! We saw all the backstage set up, including an engineer in his pants...

    The drivers themselves were much harder to come by, that was until I went to the gents about 15 minutes before the start and found myself washing hands next to Kimi Raikkonen. From that point Kat and I weirdly found ourselves hanging outside the gents spotting the drivers jog in for their pre race pee.

    Sorry this has been a long post (we had vowed to keep them short) but it turns out we really liked Sampa, not expecting to at all. The city is huge and we only made the lightest of scratches on the surface but it seemed like a really cool city and I was a little sad to leave.
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  • Day6

    São Paulo

    February 8, 2017 in Brazil

    So I am now ready to move on from São Paulo up to Recife. SP has been lots of fun but I am looking forward to going to the beach and getting a tan because I am so pale.

    After my first day which was a bit of a shaky start, I met my Brazilian friend who took me to a pre-Carnival pool party. This was really fun although most of the songs were in Brazilian so I was just pretending to singalong. A couple of drinks in though we started making loads of friends and it was a really good evening. Except being the clumsy idiot I am I fell over and twisted my ankle and now it's a little bit swollen 😖

    The next day I met Mariana again and we went for sushi at one of SPs many Japanese restaurants. We went to Tekemaria e Cia which did really good sushi for a fairly reasonable price. We then walked to Ibirapuera Park which is huge and we ended up walking around it nearly 3 times, walking about 20km in one day. When I got back to the hostel the English girls who I met were there and we went out for dinner in Vila Madalena. We ate at this really good place that did the best roast beef with mozzarella, tomatoes and olives. We also got this pulled beef joint which was incredible. Brazil does good meat.

    The next day we made banana pancakes for breakfast with chocolate and mango and went to MASP which is the must see art museum in SP. I do not think we were that impressed with it tbh. After that we walked round the shopping malls, had some lunch and walked to Ibirapuera Park again and this time there was a band playing, I'm guessing they were practicing for Carnival. After Lucy and I came back to the hostel because we were tired and ended up getting some amazing ice cream in Vila Madalena. We were planning on going to a hip hop night but in the end we just stayed and drank in the hostel.

    All in all, I really can't make my mind up about São Paulo. Half of me thinks it's a really cool city with amazing restaurants, nightlife and shopping, especially in Vila Madalena. The other half thinks it's a big anonymous concerete jungle with not much to do in terms of sight-seeing. I am happy I can tick SP off the list but not sure it is somewhere I will return.
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  • Day15

    Let's pack!

    June 28, 2017 in Brazil

    Sasa oficially finished her exchange semester with her last exam and we are ready to travel again! So today was just a packing day. So far, we have covered Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and the Iguazu falls.

    Now we have a 2 weeks adventure ahead of us. Tomorrow we head to the northeast to the state of Bahia, our first stop is going to be Salvador, the so-called Afro-Brazilian jewel. From there we go to a national park of Chapada Diamantina, to explore the crystal blue pools, rushing waterfalls and rugged hiking trails. Afterwards we fly more to the north to get some sun tan as the north is famous for the most beautiful beaches of Brazil. We will move down the coast spending some time in Pipa, Joao Pessoa and Recife. From Recife we take a flight to a last point of our trip...park Lencois Maranhenses where we plan to do a 3 day trek right across a desert. We are sooo excited to start our travels. Hopefully everything will work out as planned and we will have an amazing time.Read more

  • Day1

    Brasil, São Paulo

    July 29 in Brazil

    São Paulo é uma cidade de muitos contrastes. Viajámos como sempre: transparentes nas nossas calças de ganga e t-shirts sem marca. Ninguém te incomoda quando viajas assim. Muito ouvimos falar sobre a segurança na cidade e a violência que nos podia esperar. Não sofremos dela, mas compadecemo-nos com ela. Ao caminhar pelas ruas laterais à belíssima Estação da Luz - projetada por um arquitecto inglês, construída na Escócia e expedida peça por peça para ser montada em São Paulo - vemos a degradação humana numa escala que nunca tinha visto. A pobreza extrema aliada à alienação que o álcool e as drogas trazem, a prostituição descarada com seios de fora e a transação a céu aberto dos pequenos furtos praticados por adolescentes que reportam a homens de ar suspeito, choca a nossa mentalidade europeia. Mas esta é uma visão de fim de tarde, em que o acabar do dia e do fim de semana revelam todos os excessos.
    De manhã bem cedo caminhámos pela Avenida Paulista, onde as famílias de São Paulo, de todas as classes sociais, se passeiam de forma alegre. A avenida fecha por completo a partir das nove até às quatro da tarde. Há muitas artérias da cidade que têm faixas exclusivas para ciclistas ao domingo. Mas aqui, na Paulista, tudo acontece. Desde pequenas manifestações contra testes a animais, a demonstrações de academias de kickboxing ou ginástica, passando por grupos de batuqueiros ou os famosos camelôs, vendendo todo o tipo de itens, tudo é possível. O MASP, com a sua presença forte, tem ao domingo uma feira de antiguidades por baixo da sua imponente plataforma e o moderno IMS, de entrada gratuita, alberga uma bonita biblioteca e várias exposições de fotografia. Vale a pena subir para ter uma visão panorâmica da Avenida no seu fervilhar de gente. Os ciclistas têm uma faixa só para eles neste dia e há várias companhias para alugar bicicletas. Patins em linha e skates são também muito populares por aqui.
    Ao fim do dia Vila Madalena abriu-nos os braços com a sua arte de rua de qualidade e os seus bares e restaurantes descontraídos, de uma decadência propositada e muito trendy. É um bairro jovem e animado com música na rua que pode saltar rapidamente da bossa nova ao pop europeu e americano, mas onde se sentem essencialmente os ritmos do Brasil.

    Caímos de cansaço às nove da noite depois de um dia longo e de 17h de voo que o anteciparam 😇.
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  • Day3

    São Paulo das Finale

    September 4, 2016 in Brazil

    Den Nachmittag verbringen wir auf der Avenida Paulista, einer supermodernen Shopping- und Geschäftsmeile. Hier tobt das Leben. Ungezählte Menschen sind unterwegs, trotz oder weil es Sonntag ist. Überall Künstler, Musik, Tanz und Magie. Gegen Abend auch noch eine politische Protestaktion gegen die aktuellen politischen Verhältnisse.

    Wir fahren in unser neues Hotel, direkt am Flughafen, denn morgen geht es früh nach Foz do Iguaco, den riesigen Wasserfällen.Read more

  • Day144

    In São Paulo bin ich fürs Wochenende und dann nochmal für zwei Tage, bevor ich in den Nordosten fliege. In der kurzen Zeit versuche ich, alles unter einen Hut zu bekommen. Insbesondere Tanzen und Freunde treffen.
    Ich habe das Glück, bei Zé wohnen zu dürfen, mitten auf der bekanntesten Straße von São Paulo: der Avenida Paulista. Seit einiger Zeit wird die Straße sonntags für den Verkehr gesperrt und es entsteht viel Platz für all die Menschen mitten in der (an sich ziemlich hässlichen, unglaublich großen, vollen, Abgas-belasteten) Stadt. Zum Flanieren, Joggen, Radfahren, Skaten (die Männer immer gerne oben ohne) Musik Machen und Hören, Verkaufen und Kaufen usw.
    Ich genieße es, Forró auf hohem Niveau tanzen zu können in den Clubs, die ich sonst nur vom Hörensagen kenne... Canto da Ema. Remelexo. Maravilha!!! Die Forrozeiros, die ich auf den Festivals in Europa kennengelernt habe, nehmen mich überall mit hin. Von meiner Praktikumszeit in São José dos Campos kenne ich Vinicius (Vi), der mich Ve nennt... ;-) Ich treffe ihn mit seiner super sympathischen Freundin Livia zu einem köstlichen Sonntagsessen.

    Die Fotos

    Avenida Paulista von oben aus Zés Wohnung.

    Açai. Die brasilianische Wunderbeere. Kommt aus dem Amazonas.
    Aus ihr wird ein köstliches halbgefrorenes Kalorien-und-Mineralstoff-Kraftpaket zubereitet. Je nach Geschmack kann man das Ganze noch mit Banane, Müsli, süßer Kondensmilch, Milchpulver oder sonstigen Extras verfeinern. Mmmmm....

    Ve und Vi und Livia

    Das Bier in Brasilien muss kalt sein, sehr kalt. Wir Deutschen haben den Ruf, unser Bier warm zu trinken. Im Verhältnis ist das etwas Wahres dran... Dieses Bier ist allerdings etwas zu kalt und gefroren...

    Die Avenida Paulista sonntags...

    Forrozeando im Canto da Ema
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  • Day6

    All you can eat

    June 19, 2017 in Brazil

    EN:
    In the morning we came back to Sao Paulo. It took forever to get through the heavy traffic to Sasa's place from the bus station. Today was a more relaxing day or lets say eating day. Sasa came up with a plan to go Churrascaria. Churrascaria is a type of restaurant offering all you can eat service and all types of meat on a grill. There was a kind of bar with cooks behind it who served you a slice of freshly prepared meat upon request. Of course we wanted to try everything, so when we ended there we had to go for a walk. In the evening we packed again as the next day we had a flight to Foz de Iguazu to see the famous Iguazu waterfalls.

    CZ:
    Ráno jsme dorazili zpátky do Sao Paula. Trvalo to věčnost dostat se z autobusového nádraží k Saši domů kvůli ranní špičce. Dneska to byl spíše odpočinkový den, nebo spíše degustační. Saša nás vzala do Churrascarie. Churrascaria je typ restaurace kde zaplatíte a můžete jíst až dokud neprasknete. Obsluha je tedy formou bufetu. Také tam byl bar s grily, za kterými stáli kuchaři, a ti nám na požádání ukrojili čerstvě připravený steak snad ze všech druhů masa. Samozřejmě jsme chtěli vyzkoušet všechno, takže po vydatném obědě jsme se museli jít projít, aby nám trošku vytrávilo. Večer nás čekalo zase balení, protože další den ráno jsme měli let do města Foz de Iguacu za slavnými vodopády Iguacu.
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