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Outside a Football stadium
I spend four days in Sao Paulo. The purpose was work, but I had the last two days on my own.
Already when I arrived at the hotel Wednesday afternoon, I got into conversation with two receptionists. After five minutes chatting I was invited to a birthday party the same evening. Unfortunately, I had to get up early next morning to meet with colleagues from our Brazilian company. Anyway, how often do you get invited to a birthday party with local Brazilians?? (Answer: not that often if you live in Denmark)

The same evening a female resiptionist called my room phone. The first time that the phone ringed, I failed to answar it. My sense was telling me that I had to get up 6 am in the morning and make a good impression on important colleagues that I had never meet before.
Nice girl from the hotel reception and I.
I had a responcebility to my company. Seccond time the phone ringed I answared it - to hell with my responsibility. As long as I could stand up straight the good impression part did have to wait. I migth never get a chance like this again. Her English was not that good, but we managed to agree on a time and a place to meet. Actually we never went to the party, because the driver was missing, but we got along well and agreed to party in the weekend when I had finished my work.

Friday 4 pm, I meet with a lot of young people from the hotel staff at a burger grill. I was offered a beer and we had a lot of fun. They invited me to a theater play in the afternoon, but unfortunately I had to get to a ending "official" dinner with a colleuge before returning home.
Nice girl and fellow from the hotel reception.
It was a relaxed outdoor dinner and even though we had things to talk about, he seemed as eager as I to finish the dinner and get home to his family. After the dinner he drove me back to the hotel. To my great aggravation it seemed like I was already to late for the play. A huge crowed had already gathered around the theater and even blocking the surrounding roads. After breaking up with my colleague I walked several times through the crowed, but without spotting any known faces. They are properly already inside, I thought. Disappointed I walked towards the hotel to spend my Saturday evening alone in a hotel room watching Brazilian TV.

Entering the hotel and heading towards the elevator, someone shouted my name from the reception. Surprised to hear my name I turned around and walked up to the desk.
Upside down from a heigh building
I was not able to identify the receptionist from earlier, but apparently she knew who I was. She smiled at me in a funny way and handed me a note with a telephone number. Please call this number, she told me.

One of my new friends waited outside the theater entrance. They had already payed my ticked when I arrived and inside the theater most seats was already taken. It was a play with five well-known Brazilian comedians. Not knowing much Brazilian, besides "hallo" and a few others, the play made absolutely no sense to me, but it looked quite funny, the atmosphere was great and everybody was laughing continuous though-out the show. After the show a few of us went to a discotheque accompanied by two Italians, who also stayed at the same hotel.

Before leaving I also went to a large park in the center of the city, visited a mall and a market.
A large park
Especially the park made a big impression on me. Newer before had I experienced so many "normal" people using their Saturday playing football in the park.

After saying goodbye to my new friends from the hotel, I was picked up by the same taxi drive, who had picked me up in the airport a few days before. We related very well and talked about deep topics of life, that you would only do with people that you have known for a very long time. At the airport we hugged goodbye. It seemed very strange to be hugging a stranger from the other side of the world, that you barely know, but in some way it made sense.

This migth be the hole story about my great experience of Brazil. Or, maybe not?? Somethings one migth want to keep to one self.
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Outside a Football stadium
Outside a Football stadium
Nice girl from the hotel reception…
Nice girl from the hotel receptio…
Nice girl and fellow from the hote…
Nice girl and fellow from the hot…
Upside down from a heigh building
Upside down from a heigh building
A large park
A large park
Inside a Football stadium
Inside a Football stadium
A building
A building
Nice girl from the hotel reception…
Nice girl from the hotel receptio…
Nice girl from the hotel reception…
Nice girl from the hotel receptio…
Nice girl from the hotel reception…
Nice girl from the hotel receptio…
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