Monday started off a little slow, and we didn’t do anything until after lunchtime despite being up for breakfast at 9am. We took lunch at a place just outside an office where Renato had a meeting shortly afterwards. Lunch was a fairly basic bit of mince meat into a platter, with pasta and some mashed potato. Meals generally seem to consist of multiple carbohydrates with some meat and nothing too complicated with the sauce. Renato had me try a couple of deserts afterwards which were small, but really filling and sweet!
So I spent my first weekend away at the Brazilian Grand Prix. This meant for me anyway, really early starts both days, but I managed to handle them rather well. A lack of sleep on the flight meant I got to bed early Friday evening and was up by 6.30am on the Saturday to go to qualifying and after a quick breakfast at the hotel we were on our way to the track. We travelled on a bus put on from the hotel to the track and they knew exactly which route to take to avoid the traffic. We were there in about half an hour. By this time it had started raining and the weather was looking pretty glum for most of the day. I’d brought my water bottle to take into the track, turns out that type of thing is definitely not allowed! I didn’t want to throw it away, fortunately the bus was still open and we could put it back there. Read the rest of this entry »
So hello there. I’m writing this from the hotel I’m staying in Sao Paulo on the evening of the 5th November. I’ve just spent a day here and getting used to things, and slowly realising how much I think I’d be struggling without knowing any Portuguese if I were on my own.
Anyhow lets rewind 24 hours and to my flight over which went well enough. The flight itself didn’t get in the air till gone 9.30, and to my surprise they still served a dinner. I’d have a pretty big double cheeseburger at the airport only expecting a light snack on the plane! In the end I added a Chicken Tikka Massala to my pub dinner from the airport. Read the rest of this entry »
So here I am, about to leave the UK for 7 months of travelling. It really still hasn’t struck home properly. I managed to get nervous for the first time since I booked my flights earlier today. I’ve been travelling enough to be quite calm about things on the build up. I know what I need and what to do and how to get about in unknown places and being hugely busy with work managed to help me keep my mind off things. Read the rest of this entry »