Arriving to Sao Paulo


Talking to cariocas, one could conclude that Sao  Paulo is a place not worth visiting. “Too noisy, too big, people in a hurry, too much pollution”. Strange but that description had clicked something in me – perhaps because it sounded like London. In anycase, the most important reason to go to Sao Paulo was to see again two of my favourite guests ever, “the brazilians”, Guther and Renata, that I had hosted in Athens three and a half years ago. They had clearly loved me too when they were there.


Getting to Sao Paulo on the bus was definitely an experience… After that fantastic green landscape, all of a sudden all I could see was skyscrapers. Many of them. Apparently Sao Paulo is mostly famous for its skyline… But I was sure that the largest megalopolis (nothing to do with the Greek city Μεγαλόπολη…) in the south hemisphere has lots to offer. Interesting fact: within its population of about 22 million, it has the second largest Japanese community in the world.

Meeting “the brasilians” again was “muito legal” 🙂 They were less tanned, and looked a little more professional, but other than that nothing much had changed!

The first evening was spent catching up 🙂 A great feeling!


About Vanidio

I was born in Athens, Greece, and left at the not-so-tender age of 27 to go to London for a master's degree - or, rather, to go experience the city. I worked there for a while, and after four years I decided to move back to Athens, and got a really boring job with a decent (more than decent) salary. In December 2011 I took a year off work, and travelled to Latin America, Europe, Greece and the Middle East. When I came back, I spent quite a bit of time trying to fit in and organise my "normal" life - or decide that I don't really want a "normal" life. At that time, travelling was more important to me than almost anything else... And then things changed a bit, as I got an offer from a foreign company to organise tours for foreigners in Athens. Dream coming true? Yes! We've done a few tours so far, and hopefully more are coming... let's see! And then things changed even more, as I met a nice, handsome foreigner through one of these tours. And we are now living together, and planning our next trips together :) Life is strange, isn't it!

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  1. It’s amazing to be able to see people we’ve met in some previous part of this world. A warm feeling! Makes you think how small our world really is!

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