Santos and the broken down car

Trip Start Oct 04, 2011
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Trip End Mar 17, 2013


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Flag of Brazil  , State of Sao Paulo,
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

So no photo's in santos, after arriving in the port we were collected by Marcelo's cousin Edson in his Toyoto Carolla. Within half an hour we had broken down on a dual carriage way beside a Favela. After tinkering with the engine Edson decided he could not fix it and he called his insurance company. 5 hours later (with no toilet or food in sight) the tow truck arrived, and said 'You have 4 people in the car, I can only fit 2 in my cab'. To save waiting another 2 hours for a taxi Marcelo and I sayed in the car on top of the truck and ducked down to avoid being spotted by police. The truck left us all at a service station and we got to eat and drink and pee and were taken the last 200km by a very plush taxi. Good start to Brazil, I really got to see the administration in action! :)
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Lindsay on

That sounds like the type of fun u just can't pay for :)

David Bleakley on

Agreed bro

Mum on

Oh, dear! Not sure 'fun' is the right word somehow.

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