First of all if you are planning a trip to Brazil to see the FIFA World Cup let me warn you that you might never make out of the airport. The traffic is so bad that you will be stuck at the Guarulhos airport for most of your first day.
We landed at 11:38 am and din’t make it to my sister’s house near the Congonhas airport until after 4:15 pm. Why? The usual delays of getting through immigration and getting our luggage. But the Sao Paulo exclusive was the line for the taxi. We waited for over 1.5 hours.
We found out why. Even though they had extra cabs working the airport, the traffic was so bad that it was taking the drivers about 4 hours to get back to the airport.
It took us 2.5 hours to get to our destination which normally should take no more than 45 minutes. At least the cab driver was extremely nice. He was so nice that my husband even asked if all the cab drivers in Brazil were this nice. To tell you the truth all the cabies in Brazil were nice. Maybe we have something to learn from them. Be nice to your customers no matter the traffic. You can’t control the traffic but you can control how you react to it.