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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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Konnichiwa Brazil – Interview with documentary maker Moritz Fortmann

  • 15 Sep, 2016
Last year I introduced a new feature to my blog, Meet the Locals. The idea behind this is that São Paulo is home to a number of characters with some very interesting stories. By interviewing these guys for my blog, I want to hear more about the relationships they have with this sprawling, concrete jungle. Well… Read More
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The six places that make São Paulo special

  • 21 Jul, 2016
When I tell people that I really enjoy living in São Paulo, this comment can sometimes be met with a look of confusion by the Paulistanos I am talking to. “But why?” is the standard response I get! Sure, there is no denying that this city can be pretty damn ugly, it is relentlessly fast… Read More
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Meet the Locals: Ton Gomes

  • 15 Jul, 2016
Last year I introduced a new feature to my blog, Meet the Locals. The idea behind this is that São Paulo is home to a number of characters with some very interesting stories. By interviewing these guys for my blog, I want to hear more about the relationships they have with this sprawling, concrete jungle.… Read More
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