We went to the park, tried out a few restaurants for lunch, shopped, got a haircut and watched a few episodes of Modern Family(+).
Parque Ibirapuera,again: This time, instead of taking a taxi, we walked from the flat to the park. It took us only c. 35 minutes with the stroller but involved a number of crossings of major roads, which was not so nice and at times scary. At the park, I ran for the first time since forever i.e. being pregnant. Only short distances here and there but good enough for me who has been wanting (and dreaming of) running these past few weeks. The park, like the previous weekend (and apparently always) was heaving. It is my current favourite place in this city.
Price elasticity at the hairdresser: E and I had our ‘first haircut in Brasil’ at a random shop close to our flat. It looked very simple. I.e. definitely not a higher end type of shop, which I typically seek for a hair cut but more like an average not so stylish- neighbourhood one where I would walk in for a cheap blow dry. I went first while E watched over a sleeping Koala Baby, joining me later at the shop after he had woken up. The hairdresser made a huge fuss over Koala Baby and indeed looked like she was about to cry out of joy when she first saw him (we are getting used to this, discovering that the people in this city are so passionately in LOVE with babies). I chickened out from cutting a great deal of hair, reasoning that I needed to know the hairdresser better or at least speak the same language. We were charged close to the equivalent of USD100 – a lot higher than what we heard and saw the other customers paying. We couldn’t argue – I hadn’t confirmed the prices before we started and it would have been incredibly awkward to do so after all the baby talk. A lesson learnt for next time.
(+) Modern family is my current favourite series (I gave up on Homeland unimpressed with what little I saw at the start of the second season).