São Paulo, Brazil

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São Paulo, Brazil - Night out in São Paulo

São Paulo was truly a pleasant surprise for the both of us.  Up until now, all we’d heard about this place was nothing but negativity . . . fortunately though, that’s not what we encountered!

One thing’s for sure, luckily the weather was perfect while we were passing through because it made a big difference.  Usually it’s constantly raining according to the folks here, but hey, I guess we brought along the sunshine!!  :)

For some, this city is too big and hectic, like most big cities, I guess.  Still, I gotta say that the people here were so warm and friendly to us, that we just had a perfect time here.  And I could see myself coming back for sure.

The best thing about our visit here, without a doubt, was the time we spent with the Paulistas!!  We had the pleasure of being hosted by a fantastic couple, Fenix & Renato.

São Paulo, Brazil - J&A à São Paulo
 An awesome couple!!  They were great to us and really showed us a good time here.

Did some sightseeing with them and even had the pleasure of hanging out with their friends and get a better feeling of the community here.

Oh yeah, we also had the opportunity to attend our first CS gathering too!  Another nice evening with interesting folks and good food . . . my first time trying Iranian specialties . . . Tasty!!

The only unpleasant thing that was experienced here was seeing all the little street kids that are put to work by their parents.

It was really sad to see a little 3-year old selling bubble gum, so that his/her mom could go blow it on drugs or alcohol.  It was our first encounter with this, and it broke my heart to see it.  The horrible thing about it all is that apparently this is very common.

São Paulo, Brazil - Our new-found friends, Renato & Fenix!!


Yet, São Paulo, in itself, was nice.  And those of you, who can visit the city, don’t miss out because you’d be missing out on some of the friendliest people around!!

Faire parti du mouvement CS est le meilleur des choses à faire à Sao Paulo. J’explique : depuis le début de notre voyage, on utilise ce site internet de « COUCHSURFING », cela nous permet de rencontrer les gens du pays, d’apprendre sur la culture, la langue, les traditions...

Ce sont des gens qui proposent d’héberger des personnes durant une durée déterminé gratuitement la seule condition est un échange culturel.

Il y a ceux qui voyagent et ceux qui hébergent, chacun à un profil.

São Paulo, Brazil - Traquile!!
Il suffit juste de rentrer en contact avec la personne, s’écrire quelques messages et prendre la bonne décision.

Après chaque visite, l’un et l’autre écrit un commentaire et cela donne ainsi des références. Et bien sûr, le plus tu as de références positives, le moins tu te feras refouler.

Donc tous les gens que vous voyez sur ces photos sont des couchsurfers : soit des voyageurs, soit des hébergeurs !!

Et quand tu as de la chance (elle ne veut pas nous lâcher celle là) tu tombes sur Fenix et Renato ! Des gens super adorable, simples qui aiment la vie, qui vivent tranquille sans se prendre la tête, le pied quoi !!

Et toi tu passe quelques jours chez eux à partager leurs vies.

São Paulo, Brazil - Cachaça 51!!!
Que rêver de mieux !!

Pour la première fois, on est allé à une soirée de CS. Chacun amène son petit quelque chose, et voilà des brésiliens, des américains, un colombien, un israélien et un français pour bien sûr mettre un peu d’ambiance.

Sao Paulo est une ville buildings, je pensais que Manhattan était grand. C’est parce que je ne connaissais pas Sao Paulo.

A New York, c’est seulement un quartier, ici c’est une ville entière. Ça reste toujours impressionnant de voir des grands immeubles.

Il y avait quand même quelques parcs, histoire de mettre un peu de couleurs, mais tout de même une ville sympa, une ville ou on mange des pizzas avec de la moutarde et du ketchup par exemple !!

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photo by: Eric