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!