Monthly Archives: August 2010

Right Back at Ya

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I’m back in the ‘ole U.S. of A. until the first shipment of our stuff arrives in Sao Paulo. Having been more observant this trip to Brazil, I decided to apply the same level scrutiny to my surroundings during the short time I’ll be here in America. Since oddities are all relative, here are a few things that have got to be weird to a Brazilian:
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The Road Continues…

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As promised, the following are additional observations from week two.

1. I’m definitely not driving in Sao Paulo. If traffic and crazy driving wasn’t reason enough, I’m not going to understand the road signs. (What the….?)
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The Cost of Paradise

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I’ve been asked if living in Sao Paulo is cheaper than the US. This is a difficult question because some things are cheaper, but many are more expensive. I really only have New York City as a recent reference, having lived there the past six years. But based on what we are expected to spend money on, unfortunately, our balance sheet is not going to change. However, in most cases, you get a lot more for your money.
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