Goodbye South America
Trip Start Nov 27, 2009
69Trip End Oct 26, 2010
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We did a walking tour of the city, it’s definitely not pretty and there aren’t many attractions to see but it is an impressively huge city and the economic heart of the country. It is basically a massive city and quite dirty but we never felt that it was more dangerous than anywhere else we had visited and fortunately it has a fantastic metro system
Sao Paulo has the largest Japanese population outside of Japan and it is very obvious when you are there. It seriously felt like we saw more Japanese looking people than typical Brazilian looking people. We visited the Japanese area of town and it was totally packed with people and we got supper (including sushi) from a Japanese restaurant near our hostel every night.
To be honest we were ready to go home by the time we arrived in Sao Paulo and were very excited when the day of our flights to Dubai arrived. We arrived very early at the airport and spent ages waiting for a flight. By the time we left Brazil we had a combined total of about $25 in our bank accounts and were definitely ready to be looked after for a bit!
IMPRESSIONS OF BRAZIL
- Brazilian women (of all shapes and sizes) are very keen to wear tiny bikinis even when they really shouldn't
- A lot more expensive than anywhere else in South America
- The Portuguese was a huge shock after being in Spanish countries for so long
- The coastline is amazing
- It is a huge country with so much to see