I flew to Sao Paulo for the weekend, specifically to visit a friend who I met when he was in New Zealand in 2006/7 to learn English. Thiago works for the airline, Gol, although that's not who I flew with. I was on TAM and collected some Air New Zealand Airpoints dollars. Anyhow, it rained quite a lot and we went around mostly by car. I spent the entire weekend socialising with Thiago and his friend Marco, plus some others who joined us for a meal at the Australian-themed restaurant chain "Outback", in shopping malls and out night-clubbing.