I’ve been staying with another fantastic Couchsurfing host Luiz but while he’s been at work I’ve spent most of my two days in Sampa (aka Sao Paulo) cycling around with José Renato Bergo, a very cool local guy with “fifteen years of experience in directing, producing and coordinating audiovisual media projects”, and currently that means making a documentary about city cycling in Brazil. So as well as showing me around with some fun biking, he’s been filming me and Luis (that’s my bike, for the new blog followers) in all the best looking places in the city centre!
We also went to the Estádio do Pacaembu on Weds night to see Corinthians play, and yesterday afternoon visited the Arena de Sao Paulo which will host the opening match of the World Cup as well as England v Uruguay, amongst other games, provided they finish building it in time!
I’ll let the (many) pictures and (couple of) videos tell more of the story…
From Aro 27 I walked to the nearby British Consulate to meet Barbara Taborda Reis who’s the Communications & Public Diplomacy Manager and she and colleague Beatriz Correa took some photos and video of me for a press release, more on that when I get it.
PS. I’m heading to Santos today but sad to say I’ll be getting bus rather than cycling since recently there’s been several bike thefts on the road I’d need to take, and so it’s just not worth any risk.