In the past few months, in order to pull of a short sabbatical stay in Brazil I have had to procure documents a varied as a criminal background check, proof of health insurance, my birth certificate (many times), have had to go to the consulate in San Francisco, the post office, a notary office many times, the Receita Federal (IRS) and the Federal Police, and I have even had to be fingerprinted and photographed. But I have now done it all and have left only to open a bank account once I can provide some DNA (joke).
Hopefully now I'll have a little time to enjoy São Paulo. And maybe some more blogging.
|Sunset over São Paulo, taken from the bar atop the Edificio Italia|