We're home, and this will be the last
update for this trip.
There's not an enormous amount to post of sites we saw, because even
though we asked many people "what should we see in Campinas" we were
always, to a person, told "The Mall". There are 3 malls in
Campinas, Shopping Dom Pedro, and Iguatemi. We went to both and
they're very nice, large malls. Dom Pedro is apparently the
largest in Latin America, and it is huge. But not being the
shopping buffs, we saw enough of those and on our last day, just hung
out at the hotel doing some work and waiting to leave for our flight.
The drive back to the airport in Guaralhos outside of Sao Paolo from
Campinas took us through many middle-class areas:
There are high-tech companies in the area, this park is called "Tech
Some high-rise apartment buildings.
Sorry it's blurry, but it was the best picture I had of this building
with the word "Schenectady" on it.
Coming over a hill toward the airport we got a view of the outskirts of
Sao Paolo. Downtown is so far away you can't see it here.
Our flight home took us mostly the route we took down, over the
Coming into JFK we did this unusual jog in our route. Don't know
We're home! Driving back home from JFK I got to see the Unisphere
from the 1964
New York World's Fair
, something I had never had occasion to see
That's it, we're home and done. We enjoyed Brazil and would
definitely go back again. The weather was fantastic, the people great,
the food excellent and you can drink the water. They even drive
on the correct side of the road. What's not to like?
Now I can start planning a trip to the 7th and final continent, Antarctica