A bit of shopping and lunch at the public market
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Today I woke up later than I expected to because I really didn't get much sleep the two nights previous, night one was my bus trip from Curitiba which left at 11:45pm and arrived in SP at about 6:30 in the morning, then I had a couple of hours sleep at the hostel before I went sight seeing with my friend. Night two was in the hostel but I just couldn't settle, I was in a room for 8 people but I was by myself without a lock on the door. There was only one other guy at the hostel and I wasn't worried about him or anything, it was just being alone without a lock in a new city. Not that I felt unsafe, just unsettled.
Anyway, back to today. Clovis was going to take me for a drive out of the city to show me around, but because I didn't show my face till about 10, he and Carlos decided I should do my shopping that I needed to do.
After my shopping spree, we drove over tho Clovis' mum's place and I met his mum and dad, and his youngest sister and her boyfriend. Clovis has a wonderful family and I had a very good opportunity to practice my Portuguese. I noticed today that I understand the São Paulo accent much easier than I understand the Porto Alegre one. I really don't know what it is about their accent that is easier for me to understand. I think it may have something to do with it being such a cosmopolitan city and having such a wonderful mix of people from all corners of Brazil as well as all corners of the globe. Porto Alegre is not as mixed.