...back to the island dede dede dodo (via Sao Paulo)
19.04.2008 26 °C
Oi! ("hey" in portuguese)
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We set off from Guarapari on a leito bus (luxury) after our final couple of drinks with Derek's uncle. Our next destination was the 3rd biggest city in the world Sao Paulo. There were a lot of men just sitting around in Sao Paulo, on street curbs, little walls, church steps... they are just mad for a good old sit. We explored Japan town and saw some guys haggling with hookers in the street, this was at about midday by the way. We got some food as we watched some Brazilian builders stand around a hole in the street doing nothing for about an hour, just like at home. Then we joined the lads on the church steps for a wee sit, apart from the smell piss it was actually quite nice.
We got another over night bus to Florianopolis, a beautiful bridged island full of travellers, surfers and the alike. BTW we even got to see a "Robbs Sunday Night Movie" on the bus, it was some western, long and drawn out. We met some ozzie guys there, one of which, Luke, put a local kid in a freezer. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but in retrospect it wasn´t (the kid was asking for it). Another of the guys, Rob, had a torch that could tell the time, wow. The final member of the ozzie trio was John, who got sick all over our taxi during that night out. We met this Sligo guy called mick who should us photos of his slightly more hardcore visit to the favellas. He had pics of himself at one of the gangs execution points holding an assortment of semi automatic machine guns.
We got another game of footy going on the beach with a couple of guys who used to come to Ireland to teach in the samba football schools. They also helped us play volleyball with a couple of Brazilian girls, there was a lot of flirty fun and frolicking.
We met a guy called Jacko in the hostel. He was from London, supported Ipswich and lived in San Francisco... he was a legend and he's probably our favourite person so far. He was also pretty handy at the old football and was a master of shitty card games while drinking. He is definitely the best person we've met so far... he´s even too cool for facebook! (or maybe too old). He had great stories about bananas in Amsterdam, the price of abortions in Brazil and Ipswich Town footballing legends! and he wasn't in the least bit smug about it.
Tilly drank the most in the hostel the next night, so he was rewarded with a few free Caprinhas, so he drank himself stupid and fell asleep in the common room. Needless to say, when he woke up we was covered in marker, 3 day lipstick and had all his nails painted (hands & toes). The English lads wrote loads of anti-Liverpool stuff on his arms, like "I love David Moyes"... but Tilly kinda likes Moyes, so he didn't mind.
Derek is now seriously concerned about where we'll watch the Eurovision. It was kinda raining today so Conor watched 7 movies in the hostel, 2 of which were Die Hard 4. We did a spot of sand-boarding which was very exhausting as there are no lifts in the sand dunes, but Tilly definitely thinks there a market for this in Tramore. We watched Walking Tall (starring The Rock) it was awful, but surprisingly based on a true story. Tilly and Jack went surfing again and totally forgot that Tilly was covered in lipstick & marker... its kinda hard to imagine him without it now.
"These hats are class!" - Tilly upon finding his free pillow on the bus and putting it straight on his head
"This will be the Mount Everest of hacks" - Tom Cruise
"Ian you are a funny" - Marcello commenting on Tilly's over the top volleyball attempts
"She stands on my nose, makes me think of my clothes" - Jack getting the lyrics to Colbie Caillat song very wrong
"I'd be quite interested in history" - Conor surprises us in Sao Paulo
"Who owns those knickers you're wearing?" - Jack, finding drunk Tilly wondering around with a pair of girls knickers over his pants. Tilly's reply "They're communal knickers"
"I'm not sleazy, I just like chatting to a lot of girls" - Conor tippin' away in the hostel
Awesome bicycle kick count (competitive action only):
Conor - 1
Derek - 0
Jack - 2
Ian - 3
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