With a few weeks delay, our post about our last destination: Brazil!
Although we only spent a short amount of time in this enormous country, it was a little bit “the cherry on the cake” with the football world cup taking place at the time of our visit. The downside of the worldcup was that the prices of accomodation had been multiplied by 10 (or more), which left us no other option than to shorten our stay to one week in Sao Paolo and another in Rio.
Our first week in Sao Paolo was great and it felt like home being sheltered by our amazing friend Nana! We couldn’t have wished for a better place to explore the city and to discover the favourite places of the locals. We experienced the precautions that the Brazilians take on the roads when driving in their car: reinforced windows and ignoring traffic lights! We had heard about it before, but living it was a little bit impressive, even though we did not experience any troubles during our travels. Nevertheless, we didn’t use our camera, so we have a limited amount of pictures, taken by our mobile phones only… That didn’t prevent us from enjoying our stay by going to the theatre and spending a night listening to great live brazilian music in a local bar. You can see that there are plenty of opportunities for entrepreneurs and that it’s just the beginning of booming industry that will continue to develop over the next years. If only there was the beach, the stay would have been perfect!
And of course we were in the middle of the world cup taking place in THE country of football, although some rough scores makes me doubt that now.. but at leat we were there during a historical moment There was an amazing ambiance but I guess watching the games on the beach of Copacabana drinking caipirinhas made it easy to enjoy..
We were there during what they call “winter”, how nice to be able to swim during such cold days, like 20°C… That’s what make the brazilian we saw so friendly certainly. I mean, to be honest, we didn’t went deep into the city so I guess it may be less paradisiac when you reach poor favellas, that are by hundreds.
We finished the world tour as we started it, eager to travel and to explore new horizons !!