I arrived in Sao Paulo safe and sound; however, my pocket is in danger here since it’s a quite expensive city. For instance, a ride from the airport to my hotel in Pinheiros costed 130 reals (around 57 bucks).
Yesterday, the organizing committee of the conference I’m attending planed a visit to Santos, a beach city that is 50ish kms away from Sao Paulo.
We had different activities over the course of the day. First, we got on a streetcar for a historical tour in downtown.
Then, we went to the Coffee Museum, and, of course, got one of the best coffees in the entire world!
Finally, we went for a drink (I got a cup of caipirinha) in Sao Vicente, an island next to Santos, where there’s an overlook from which one could see the bay.
Compared to the eventful day we had yesterday, we spent the entire morning and afternoon at the conference today.
Thankfully, people enjoyed the paper I read about Orson Welles’ Don Quijote (“It was fun!”, “So interesting!”). And although I fell asleep in a couple of presentations (yes, shame on me; I admit it), I had a great time. Hopefully, I will be more awake tomorrow. We’ll see…