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Meet the Locals – Rafa Leick

  • 17 Apr, 2017
Since starting this blog, Meet the Locals has definitely become one of my favourite features. I love having a coffee, beer or cocktail with a São Paulo resident; someone who will be able to offer an alternative perspective of life in this crazy city. I’ve met a really interesting mix of individuals so far, including… Read More
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Want to improve your English? I think I can help!

  • 6 Apr, 2017
Back in 2015 I released the ebook The Top 85 Mistakes Brazilians Make in English. As an English teacher I’d become accustomed to hearing the same mistakes being made by my Brazilian students, over and over again. So I wanted to do something about this. This is when I decided to write a book that… Read More
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The Most Uncomfortable Part (For Me) about Life in São Paulo

  • 3 Apr, 2017
Late last year I wrote the post, ‘As a foreigner living in Brazil right now, should I be thinking of leaving?’ I did this because: I wanted to give, what I consider to be, an honest reflection of my time here. I felt that I needed to answer why, despite Brazil going through tough times,… Read More
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Four Great Restaurants in São Paulo- That Won’t Break the Bank

  • 14 Mar, 2017
A large number of São Paulo’s residents descend from (amongst other nations) Portugal, Peru, Italy, France, Lebanon, Japan and Spain. So as you would expect, when it comes to restaurants and exceptional cuisine, you really are spoiled for choice here. And this is before you even consider the contributions made by those from the North East… Read More
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Meet the Locals – Lilly Malta Varella

  • 30 Jan, 2017
Just over a year ago I took my first trip to Drosophyla, a very unique bar in the downtown area of São Paulo. As I wrote back in 2015: The bar lies just behind Roosevelt square and the minute I walked inside I was instantly sold. The place is a huge house with plenty of… Read More
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Backpacking Tips For Brazil

  • 5 Jan, 2017
What About São Paulo is my little corner of the internet in which I like to write about all things São Paulo related, where to go, cultural observations and differences. But every now and again I will receive emails from readers curious about navigating Brazil for the first time. As someone who arrived in Brazil… Read More
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My Top 10 Finds in São Paulo of 2016

  • 4 Jan, 2017
Back in 2013 I was scanning through my Twitter feed when I came across a ‘Top 10 Must-Visit in São Paulo’ list. It was written by one of those international bloggers who seem to travel all over the world with the sole intention of making top 10 lists…about absolutely everything. This was the first time… Read More
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What does ‘saudades’ really mean?

  • 29 Sep, 2016
Very early on in my Portuguese studies I came across the word saudades. From those Brazilians I’ve talked to, there seems to be a real sense of pride when it comes to this word…there was even a performance during the Rio 2016 closing ceremony inspired by it. But what does it even mean? “It’s a word… Read More
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