Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ci & Li Take Sampa, or Lovely Day with a Dear Friend

Last night and this morning were awesome! I stayed in São Paulo (or dear Sampa) -- the city where I lived the longest in my life, 13.5 years -- with my friend Ci.

OK, before I keep on going, a video of Caetano Veloso's "Sampa" with images of the city:


Last night we ate some delicious pizza (and a risotto al funghi) and this morning, after a brief business meeting  that Ci had, we headed to downtown São Paulo. Talking like crazy the whole time. Some pics:
 These guys represented Fernando Pessoa and Mário de Andrade, two awesome poets, the first Portuguese and the second, Brazilian, from "Sampa."
 Here we are at the largest used bookstore in Brazil (they claim Latin America):
I bought "only" 21 books, here and at another store across the street. Ci had never been there and she loved it! My trusty backpack* fit all but four of the books and after my purchase I had lunch and headed straight to the subway and bus station and then to my parents' house (2h30 hours away). It was an amazing day!

* My Vera backpack looks totally weird in Brazil, it stands out like an eye-sore because nobody uses anything like that. I'm sure it looks very "American." But I don't care!!!!!

2 comments:

Fénix said...

Que lindas!

Tallulah@My Bilingual Babes said...

Wow, I see you are crazy for books like me! I've just discovered your blog and look forward to reading more :-) I'm a fellow bilingual family blogger and it's great to find other mums facing the same challenges.