Meeting in Sao Paulo

A network above the road, a view of the busyness below the sky. Sao Paulo.

“Travelling makes you modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in this world.”

Gustave Flaubert

It was fabulous to meet Manisha and our friend’s daughter Raissa and her family when we arrived in São Paulo. A massive city that “makes London look like a village”. Population of 35 million in the São Paulo metropolis with 12 million just in the City. Very advanced technologically, glass-fronted tower blocks in the wealthy techno and financial areas, alongside beautiful art nouveau architecture; but many beautiful buildings in Downtown São Paulo so poorly neglected.

We visited ‘Batman Alley’ with the most amazing street paintings – some of these artists have become famous from their beginnings in and around this ‘alley’.

Yesterday we arrived in a small sea town, Paraty, full of character – and lots of fish and seafood! It is quaint and still has the feel of the colonial days. It thrives as a tourist economy. Lucky for us it’s out of season till Easter, so although still bustle-y it’s not overcrowded.


Travelling to places near or far. This blog will trace our journeys, or travels. Will report the good and the not so good. Sharing photos and experiences that may be useful to you at some time in the future. Just saying … the posts may be written after the event!

Written by Cecily Lalloo 24 March 2017

Author: Cecilyswritings

Woman, mum, nana, wife, sister, aunt, friend, mentor, business woman, HR specialist. Love keeping in touch with people around the world using social media - so far and yet so near. Fingers in a few pies and now sharing my words. My Motto: Go for it! Believe you can and you can.

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