It is rather common for paulistanos to get in their car on a Friday and head off for the weekend, usually to the beach if it is summer. We are doing this for the first time this weekend.
Now that the peak season is over, marked by the end of Carnaval, prices of pousadas have gone down. So we thought we would take advantage of the “lower” season plus the hot weather and head to the beach.
Sao Paulo actually has beaches. If you’ve ever visited Sao Paulo, you might initially think this is impossible, because all you see is dry land. But drive an hour from the city and you hit the coast line.
So far, I’ve only been to one Sao Paulo beach, Juquehy, and that’s where we are headed tonight. Yes, we are getting in our car this evening, braving the Sao Paulo traffic to get out of the sweltering city, along with what is probably thousands of other Brazilians.
I’ll let you know how THAT goes.