Today, a special day. Special destination. My company has an office in Sao Paulo, a short drive from Curutiba (now you can guess why I had a haircut the day before).
Contrary to what is pictured above, the traffic was actually pretty intense. A big highway, with lots of cars speeding, trucks and frequent slowdowns / jams on the road.
So I didn't really have much time to take some photos, break or thing about the day ahead. I stayed focused, all the time thinking "I'm not having a accident after all these days, no way!".
So you actually pronounce it "San Paulo" here. The Brazilian accent is pretty fun, I have to say. Very pronounced, too. I wonder if it sounds for Portuguese as Quebec's french sounds to French.
I stopped at our office in the late afternoon after reaching Sao Paulo. It was great seeing friends again and meeting new colleagues. Plus it helps me to slowly get back in a "working" mindset.
Then I went a bit in the old downtown and finally back to my hotel. Traffic here is absolutely horrible, and it being the end of the afternoon I got to enjoy it fully. It sucked. But the city isn't too bad, even rather nice (on a scale from terribly-shitty to I-want-to-live-there).
Sorry I'm writing all this a bit in a rush, you'll understand why in the next few posts!
|The road for most of the day|
|Luckily when you're on a motorcycle traffic jams aren't too bad|
|Soon enough, in Sao Paulo|
|Back to work!|
|I asked for a Kalimero haircut, got my money's worth|
|Sao Paulo business district|
|Enjoying the sunset with the automotive fumes ha ... magic moment|