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I was in Sao Paulo....

I am loath to present non-Crime Fiction content here, but my recent trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil is really too big to go without some mention. This blog also acts as the fastest way to present photos to The Hungry Detective's family and friends.

So below is a small sampling of photos and a brief description of what is what.

The market. Monday morning. I had my first Brazilian meal here. It was toast with butter and a Coke. Yeah not very adventurous, but what can you do?

On the street. There is tons of graffiti in Sao Paulo, some of it very nice, very artitic. 95% is of this uninspired variety... so it is a little hard to get excited by the 'good' stuff.

Another shot at the market. Brazil has some crazy fruit... very little of which I ate.... these fruit here just make a colorful picture.

I spent what seemed like 5 minutes waiting for the flag to unfurl correctly... damn digital shutter. This flag was huge. Perkins Restaurant huge!

Top floor of the hotel. Skyscrapers as far as the eye can see.

This shot is very Egypt, so that is why I include it here.

I bought a bunch of these little birds. I like to think I paid $5 for 10 of these, but it was probably the other way around.

Here is a nice couple. I wish I had looked at the price of these. I didn't. Meh, there is no way I could fit them into my luggage.

Last shot in Brazil. I like old guys sitting on a bench..... so this shot is a natural.

Crime fiction content soon!


robynmakesstuff said…
Ooooh... I haven't been to THD Online HQ in awhile. Nice header!

Great Sao Paolo shots. The old man sitting on the bench is probably my favourite.

I left my giraffepencil on the footstool last week. I have missed it all week. My apologies. (Although, I guess forgetting things is embarrassingly predictable of me - I am the girl who has left her purse at THD reallife HQ more times than I care to mention :) )

Hope you guys are having a swell weekend,

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