Saturday, October 14, 2006

Brazil Part 3: Sao Paulo

This time we visited one of the world's largest cities: Sao Paulo. We went to the SP Zoo and I don't need to say that Sam had so much fun. He loves animals, especially lions and the monkeys. We went to a Museum where we didn't have to pay anything to enter and we enjoyed it so much. There were lots of originals paintings by famous artists like Van Gogh, Cezanne, Picasso, etc. We were amazed that no one tried to steal them. Besides being one of the largest cities in the world, Sao Paulo is also one of the most dangerous. Marcia made Bryce grow a goatee, wear dark sunglasses, wear a Brazilain soccer shirt, and he had to leave his hair a mess so that he wouldn't look like a clean cut American, fresh shaven American.
View of Sao Paulo City. As you can see in the video below and this picture, the city is monsterous. This is the size of city Marcia was used to when she came to Salt Lake City for the first time, and was very suprised at how small it was. She kept asking people where the "real downtown" was.

In Sao Paulo, we also went and visited Marcia's family. This is her aunt and cousins. These people were very nice and gave us some great food.

Visiting my grandma was one of the main reason of this trip. She is a 99 year old Japanese lady who went to Brazil in her early 20s, who speaks Portuguese with a very thick Japanese accent, who sings all the time when she is not talking and who had a "crush on Bryce". She used to say: "handsome husband, Marcinha really lucky"

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1 comment:

The Runyans said...

I love the picture of the bridge in "part 4". It was so fun to have you guys over the other night for the BBQ!