Rain Rain Go Away…

Come again another day! Preferably after Andrew & Kristina go home!!! That is the song I was singing this morning…

Not another rainy day today! We have had far too many on Andrew & Kristina’s vacation and we NEVER get this much rain. Well we slept in, relaxed and Andrew & Kristina packed. Then we spontaneously decided to go to Sao Paulo a day early!!

We stopped at Penedo for some souvenirs, stopped at Itatiaia for lunch then headed to Sao Paulo. We thought going early would give us chance to show them a few areas today and tomorrow plus maybe they could sleep in a bit before the long flight home.

Casa do Chocolate is always a highlight in Penedo. You can choose your favorite ice cream, there are lots of choices, add hot milk chocolate or white chocolate sauce and then add toppings.  It is priced by the kilo so once you have your creation you take it to the scale to be weighed. There are also homemade chocolates. YUM!!!

Casa de Chocolate

Andrew & Kristina also wanted to pick up a few souvenirs

By then it was lunch time and we were all hungry so the churrascaria in Itatiaia was perfect. Lots of salads and sides and then all you can eat grilled meats, cheese and the very best pineapple! The pineapple was Kristina’s favorite!

The drive to Sao Paulo was interesting… one minute it was sunny and the next thing it was raining, thundering and lightning…and then back to sun again.

We arrived in Sao Paulo early evening and just had time to walk down Paulista Avenue a bit. Paulista is one of the most important avenues in Sao Paulo. The 2.8 kilometre thoroughfare is notable for headquartering a large number of financial and cultural institutions, as well as being home to an extensive shopping area and to Latin America’s most comprehensive fine art museum MASP. Since the 1960s, the avenue has been identified as one of the main business centers in the city. Being one of the highest points in São Paulo, it is distinctively clustered with radio and TV stations antennae.  The avenue, which was inaugurated in December 1891, is generally regarded as the most expensive real estate anywhere in Latin America.

Residencia Hotel

The hotel had a beautiful pool and Andrew & Kristina wanted to enjoy a late night swim…I think Kristina was the only one to brave the cool water!

One more day left…


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I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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