Hi Everyone, I'm in Natal now after a crazy week in Sao Paulo. And dont worry - I managed to get some good use out of my cagoule there! I didn't realise quite how massive SP was until I got there its the 4th biggest city in the world so not surprisingly had some orientation issues! We had some good nights out in the city - Samba and Salsa. At the samba palce they were practising for the Carnaval which starts this month and they had a group playing the drums and some pretty toned ladies in Carnaval dress moving through the dance floor. Somehow, and dont ask me how I got stuck in the middle of the group playing the drums and had a fairly embarrassing 10 minutes trying to dance my way back out again! Anyway it was a good night and a good week all round! My first night in Natal was pretty crazy, I basically just arrived, dumped my bags and then was whisked away by my host sister Pryscilla to a various string of BBQs and parties (and met her VERY extensive family whose names I've no hope of remembering!). In the end we ended up at a huge timbalada and forro show that was packed out! I think I was pretty hardcore because after a day of travelling I made it till half six in the morning. It was slightly surreal however spending my first night in Natal, at a random persons house, sleeping in a hammock in the burning morning sun, wearing a boob tube and mini skirt and being persistently prodded by an eight year old Brazilian who was intent on showing me his collection of Greek Mythology figurines. Weird!