Thursday, March 02, 2006
The first day back in São Paulo, Brasileiro took me to tae kwon do with him. Mostly it was so I could learn to use the metro. The metro in São Paulo is great - it's so easy to get around. Brasileira was worried about me taking it by myself, but I think she thought I'd be, like, standing in stations gawking at maps and flipping through guidebooks. Put me in a subway system, and my inner commuter roars to life. One of my last days I was riding with Brasileiro and we were changing trains at one of the big stations. It was the Sunday of Carnaval, so there were a bunch of people who were Brazilians but clearly didn't normally take the metro. We got stuck behind a pack of them on the stairs. Just before I passed them on the left I thought to myself: "f***ing tourists." Yes, I immediately recognized the irony.
Posted by towwas at 10:52 PM