Today marks the first day of the S.F. Viking Hammer’s tour of São Paolo Brazil. There isn’t a lot to report because nothing went wrong; our flights were on time, we made our connection, everyone’s luggage got there and our hotel is fine. A teacher of mine once said “Pain writes” and I think travel journals are no different.
We arrived on time, bleary-eyed at Guarulhos International airport and Prof. Emilio Miranda was there to greet us and usher us into out private autobus which took us to our hotel in air-conditioned comfort.
Lunch was our first experience at a Churrascaria, unlimited smorgasbord with an emphasis on meat. Sorry no photos — I was busy eating.
At 4pm, all the boys went to the beach located a block away, where Prof. Miranda put them through their paces. We ended with an 8 v. 8 scrimmage followed by a dip in the Atlantic.
Next up: a welcome reception at the swimming pool. Tomorrow’s game day v. Santos, so everyone should focus on enjoying tonight.