I arrived in São Paulo, Brazil, a few hours ago (and almost did not make it, my flight from Detroit to Newark was very late because of East Coast weather, and I had 20 minutes to make the connection which required changing terminals at Newark, and for the record, inter-terminal trams belong inside security, grrrr!) …
For those of you who have yet to visit this beautiful city, here is some trivia for you: São Paulo is Brazil’s largest city with a population of over 17,000,000 (making it the largest city in Latin America, too) and home to over 12% of Brazil’s population, the official language here is Portuguese (which sounds a bit like Spanish with a French accent), the climate is subtropical and weather here tends to be humid and sudden short rain showers are the norm, Brazilian currency is the Real (1 R$ is worth just under $3US), and the locals pronounce São as if it had an N at the end (kind of like “soun”).
I’ll be in Brazil until Thursday night, four days of demonstrations and meetings and presentations, it’s going to be tiring but lots of fun. It’s good to be back here.
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