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São Paulo vs. Rio – An Interview with Sarah Brown

  • 3 May, 2017
It’s not easy to compare Sao Paulo and Rio; the two cities have very different personalities, operate at different paces and their residents often have very different ways of life. But which one would be the most interesting place for a foreigner to live in? For this blog post I invited my good friend –… Read More
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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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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

Three Reasons Why I Like Sao Paulo’s Trains and Subways

  • 6 Dec, 2012
When home time isn’t your favourite time of day! A couple of months ago I blogged about surviving the CPTM during rush hour. I wrote about this because for me this train line is easily Sao Paulo’s most chaotic at this time, and I also wanted to pass on my tips for riding it. I… Read More

Why Go On A Favela Tour in Rio?

  • 2 Nov, 2012
Before going to Rio last month, I’d told some of my students that I intended to go on a favela tour whilst I was there. Each of them bar none groaned after I’d said this, “oooooh, Andrew, this is such a tourist thing to do”. They would then continue by arguing the following against going… Read More
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