2 day accidental layover in Sao Paulo.
July 28, 2006 9:39 AM Subscribe
2 day accidental layover in Sao Paulo due to Varig and Llodd Aereo Boliviano airline bankruptcy. Suggestions on a cheap place to stay or what to see? Recommendations on a particular guidebook?
posted by jare2003 to travel & transportation around São Paulo, Brazil (8 answers total)
I´m currently in Bolivia and returning home to the USA. I have two separate tickets with two seperate airlines (the reason for this is complicated, and they are unconnected tickets and unconnected flights) - one from Bolivia to Sao Paulo, one from Sao Paulo to New York City. Due to the fact that I managed to book them on two airlines (Varig and LAB) that are now somewhat defunct, I have a two day layover in Sao Paulo.
I have a guarenteed way to get to the USA - Varig switched my return flight from Sao Paulo to New York City to a United flight since they are going under.
I also have a guarenteed way to get to Sao Paulo from Bolivia courtesy of Lloyd Aereo Boliviano - but unfortuntaely it put me in Sao Paulo two days before my flight to NYC.
Being that i havent had a way home on either airline for the past few weeks (both have been going through bankruptcy), I´m just happy to have a way home.
So I have two days in Sao Paulo. I speak very little Portuguese, but decent Spanish (have spent a total of about 5 months abroad in Spanish speaking countries). Any suggestions on where I should stay cheaply and what to see? (I´m a student and short on money, so buying a different plane ticket is out of the quesiton, and Im wanting somewhere cheap to stay. A hostel is fine.)