Tuesday, October 25, 2011

So I made it to Brazil...

Not the best time of the year to be out of India and away from loved ones, but well such is life. I am here for 4 weeks, 2 of these are behind me and 2 more to go. Feels like a long time away, but I have quite enjoyed the work.
Brazil in itself I haven't had a chance to explore as much. I am based out of São Paulo, which is one of the largest cities in the world.
It comes with concrete skyscrapers and horrifying traffic with an added bonus of a smelly drain (it used to be a river) running right through the middle of one of the arterial roads.

However, there are a lot of good food options and the walls are covered with some really really awesome graffiti.
Due to the traffic and the amount of filthy rich people, we get to see a lot of helicopters whizzing about, ferrying corporate honchos to and from their offices.

So unfortunately São Paulo is not the best place to get a taste of Brazil. Though we did get to eat some pastels(a local delicacy) at a street food fair behind the client office.

Did get to do a trip to Rio over a rainy weekend and managed to attend the TW away day at Bento Gonçalves (a place famous for its wine). But more on that later.