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The art of flash-packing

After sluming it for the last X amount of weeks the offer of a bit of free board and English food with the old man was something which was quickly snatched up. Staying onboard RFA Gold Rover, it far surpased any hooker hotel or grotty hostel. No being woken up at 6am by people packing, no filthy showers...e.t.c
So had to fly at something silly at like 7am and so check-in was 5am, I decided to kip in the airport... not a good idea. Manged to get about 4 minutes sleep. Was so tired couldnt even be bothered with the check-in girls blantent flirting, now thats tired. Eventually got on the plane and headed off to Sao Paulo, where I got picked up, how flash is that, and wisked off to the ship. Manged to eat more in the few days on the ship than in the previous 7 weeks, English breakfast, and my favourite, Steak and Kidney pie!! Even got to watch a bit of English TV, quality!
Santos itself is basically the weekend retreat for those with cash from Sao Paulo, so its pretty dead from Monday to Thursday. The beach is pretty nice though, water aint too clean though. Even ended up doing a bit of culture while there, checked out some building high up in the centre of the city. You got to it by a sort of tram thing, was kinda cool, saw the whole city from up there.
Also sampled a bit of night life which Santos has to offer with a few of the Cadets, was quality. However for the last two days I was forced to check into a 5 star hotel, talk about slumming it. Check out those views from the pool.
Anyway though, ended up heading to Rio on the Friday with the four cadets as they had a 3 dayer off....

Posted by Snow21 12:51 Archived in Brazil

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