On Tuesday, I went to a Laundromat all by myself and driving.
I left Paulo at his office (because we only have one car for now) and went on my quest to the laundry place. The only reference I have of big avenues in Sao Paulo is called Santo Amaro Avenue. So, I left in that direction and I was feeling pretty confident that I was in the right way. But I was WRONG. I got the street to the wrong side and when I figured that out I was almost 10 miles out of my way. When I made the u-turn to come back, I was greeted with a huge traffic jam (according to the radio speakers, it was normal at that time of the morning in that avenue). It took me 90 minutes to get to the Laundromat Street and if I had taken the right side of the street it would take me only 15 minutes.
So I thought: Welcome to the big city and so I was baptized.
And for those of you who are wondering, we (Brazilians) are kind of stupid and we don’t use (East, West, North and South) kind of directions, it is only the neighborhoods names. And these names don’t make any sense to me yet. The public transportation here is quite good, if you don’t live in a noble area. They figure if you have money to live in this neighborhood you will have a car, so there are not trains or subways, just a few buses, which is really a shame, because I wouldn’t mind to travel by subway.
I will be traveling to Bahia on Saturday and I do not have internet at my house anymore. So, I won’t be able to access the internet really often. So, I am MIA for a few weeks, don’t worry I will be back no later than October 5th.
~ Kisses and Hugs~