Sao Paulo November 19th 2010 We arrived in Sao Paulo Saturday morning with low expectations. I knew that unless the food was over the top, we would likely be disappointed with the city, as I hadn't heard anything overly positive about it. One thing became apparent very quickly and that was how expensive it is here. We actually found it more expensive in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro than we did in Tokyo last year... I' ... read more
South America » Brazil » São Paulo » São Paulo Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of t... ... read more
In my late twenties, I decided that I wanted to see the world, but I didn't want to make it too easy, so I decided to do it on a bike. I had taken up cycling seriously a few years prior.
In 1989-90, I cycled around the world, where I visited five continents, 22 countries and logged 22,000 km. I thought that would take the travel bug out of me -- not a chance. I have been cycling in different parts of the world ever since.
The one thing that has been consistent with my trips has been the developing world. The colour, hospitality, food, and culture (in no partic... full info