As I mentioned in the previous post, I got to bed at the hotel in Sau Paulo at about 03:00. I woke up at about 07:00 and did some work for a couple of hours before hitting breakfast with the wife. At breakfast we were joined by Francisco and his son.
After breakfast, Debra and I went on a sight seeing trip. I was in Sau Paulo about 2 years ago, but I saw nothing of the city as it was such a short visit. I did have a few photos from the event in 2013, as well as a couple people sent to me (here).
Trying to do Sau Paulo in 4 hours pretty much means sitting in the car a lot. Even during the day the traffic is heavy. Added to that, the temperature was in the low 30’s. With the lack of sleep and the temperature combined, we were struggling. Added to that, our driver started to feel ill. I did get some photos, which you can see here. Once again, wide angle is on, so don’t assume everything in Sau Paulo is bowed.
Despite our struggles, it was really nice to finally see something of the city!
When we got back from sightseeing, we popped across the road to get some food and bumped into Francisco, his son and Alex.
Then it was back to the hotel, with a plan to get some sleep. Instead, I started to catch up on blog posts, as well as spending £54 (or $84 USD) on washing. It’s a sad day when you have to pay someone to do your washing! At least this way I should have enough clothes to complete the tour.
I’ll pretty soon be off to bed, ready for the GUOB conference tomorrow. Happy days!
PS. I’m going to us the English spelling (Brazil), rather than the Portuguese version, as it’s the only way I have a chance of staying consistent. No offence meant by spelling the name of your country “wrong”.