São Paulo City

After Camburi we stayed in São Paulo for a few days because Katia (Gils sister) & O J (Her husband) were going back to the US along with Gils mom. Gils mom will stay there for about a month and a half. From those days we were mostly just hanging out, not doing anything in particular. I some pics here are a few.

We had some mail to send so we went to the post office (which is closed on Saturday we found out). They are different from the US in the sense that they look up rates from a physical book. Things are much less automated here in Brasil.

A typical Brasilian post office

A typical Brasilian post office

Gils dad owns a small ranch, which some dude takes care of. Gil has to go there twice a month to pay the guy. Here is a pic of Gil with some Acerola that is growing there.

Gil with some Acerola from his dads ranch.

Gil with some Acerola from his dads ranch.

This is a pic of the cat that lives on the ranch with a lucky cat.

Some crazy cat

Some crazy cat

This woman was here at Gils moms house giving some pedicures and manicures so I figured I would have her cut my nails. It was pretty cheap and I didnt feel like cutting them myself. I didnt make her cut my toenails, figured I would spare her of that :)

Me getting my nails clipped for $2

Me getting my nails clipped for $2

I didnt even realize that they made a movie about me until I found it here in this video store!

Evidently they made a movie about me

Evidently they made a movie about me

This is a pic of Gil, myself and Naja. Naja is Gils good friend and Jui-Jitsu instructor. He is pretty cool, and pretty crazy you definetly dont want to mess with this guy!

Gil, me and Naja

Gil, me and Naja

I noticed that the people  in Brasil are not really into facial hair so I decided to get ride of mine, also I was in need for a hair cut. I had the guy in the next picture (Manuel if I remember correctly) take care of these problems for me. I think it cost R$23 ($10 USD) for both. He kept telling me in Portuguese that my face was soft but my beard was rough. I am not sure why he kept saying that, but it was kinda freaking me out!

Barber shaving my face

Barber shaving my face

Here is me after the cut & shave.

Me post hair cut & shave

Me post hair cut & shave

Here is a picture of a street in a poor area. I am pretty sure that this was taken in Carapicuba. There are hills everywhere here, some of them are very steep like this one.

A typical poor neighboorhood in Brasil

A typical poor neighboorhood in Brasil

One on Sunday we went downtown to visit some sights one of them was a famous church here, the São Paulo Cathedral. The church was very cool and very elegant, the down side of this is that right outside of this church (and the surrounding area) is very dirty and potentially dangerous if you are not careful. You should definetly not be in this area alone at night.

São Paulo Cathedral

São Paulo Cathedral

While we were in downtown we visited a pretty famous coffee shop, Suplicy. They had really good coffee and their store was pretty cool as well. I have to admit that the prices were pretty high along Brasilian standards though. The prices were closer to coffee shops in the US.

Suplicy coffee shop in the city

Suplicy coffee shop in the city

Here is a photo of Gils dads cat, with a cat whose luck seems to be running out.

The cat at Gils dads house

The cat at Gils dads house

After hanging out here we went to another beach for a few days. I will post on that probably tomorrow.

Ibrahim

2 Comments

  1. RenatoGooooooooal Said,

    January 16, 2009 @ 11:32 pm

    I am glad you found your mahcats… When do you announce that you’ll stay in Brasil? You seem to enjoy it a lot.

  2. BERT Said,

    January 17, 2009 @ 12:44 pm

    HEY DUDE NICE SHAVE! SO WHEN HOW LONG ARE YOU STAYING? HAVE YOU SEEN ANY TONGAS? COMON MAN POST SOME IN HERE, NOT FAIR THAT YOU GAT TO SEE THEM AND WE DONT!!! I BET YOU ARE READY TO MOVE TO BRAZIL!! A MANICURE & PEDICURE…EHHHH, I DONT KNOW BUDDY, I THINK YOU HAVE BEEN HANGING OUT TOO LONG WITH THAT “BUDDY” OF YOURS AND NOT LONG ENOUGH WITH THOSE WITH THOSE “CHICAS”