Beiträge vom 30. Oktober 2011

Brazil 1: Sao Paulo, endless city full of, well, everything

Sonntag, 30. Oktober 2011 17:04

Johannesburg should have prepared me for crazy big city, but there’s crazy and crazy. And Sao Paulo is definitely on the top of the scale. Well, my very first contact, at the tourist information in the airport, was actually very nice. Then buying the ticket for the airport shuttle bus into the city brought the immediate realization that even in tourist-heavy places English is no option. And high tolerance for weird bureaucratic procedures, reminding me of Italy, is essential. The first bus on my line was half empty, but I had been sold a ticket for the next one, and wouldn’t be let onto the first one to leave… By the way, I think Sao Paulo has the largest Italian population of any place outside Italy.

Well, the more difficult the official way of things is, the more nice people you always encounter to smooth your way. The entry to the apartment complex of my first host already familiarized me with the security procedures which seem intense even after Johannesburg. I was waiting to be picked up in between two electric fences, a moat-like structure, where the two gates would never be opened at the same time. So this is my first picture:


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small thoughts 2011-10-30 (my week in twitter)

Sonntag, 30. Oktober 2011 7:59

  • Occupy Wall Street seen through a generational lense why Gen X has stayed silent with irony, and Millenials get active #
  • #travelinsight 78: With a little practice, a slow old computer’s loading breaks can be wonderful to relax your eyes. Cheap solution… #
  • Philosophic examination of personal freedom and economic freedom are not naturally allies, actually often contradictory #
  • Familienbericht 2011 fordert „Zeitpolitik“, aber zahm SZ kommentiert zu Effekten von Ehegattensplitting & 400-Euro-Jobs #
  • Panne beim Titelfoto für Steinbrück-Schmidt Buch: Schachbrett liegt quer Darf nicht passieren! #
  • Incredible that science, dedicated to advancing knowledge, is hiding most of it away. Support Open Access! #
  • #ZEIT #Stimmts: Wasser sparen in Deutschland unnötig? Informiertes Ja mit Hinweis auf Warmwasser & indirekten Verbrauch #
  • Gehalt und Urlaub selbst bestimmen und vor Kollegen rechtfertigen interessantes Konzept, sicher mit dunklen Seiten. #
  • Map of worldwide abortion laws. Very good overview #
  • Love these minimalist posters of classic children’s stories. As subtly creepy as the originals, too #

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