Sao Paulo

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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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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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Brazil: Life after the Honeymoon Period – Out NOW!

  • 13 Jul, 2016
My latest ebook Brazil: Life after the Honeymoon Period is out NOW! It is available to buy here on Amazon. Here is the blurb: “Do you want to die?” The thief screamed. “Do you want to die?” He repeated, and as Andrew stared down the barrel of the gun, time slowed down, the air around… Read More
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The Time I Used COMPLETELY The Wrong Word in Portuguese!

  • 27 Apr, 2016
My friend and I had just sat down into the all-you-can eat Japanese restaurant when his work-phone started ringing. “I won’t be a second, it’s my boss” he said apologetically. As he began to discuss work related issues, the waiter came over to ask us if we’d like a menu. We didn’t, we had totally… Read More
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Trying to Understand Panelaço Protests

  • 23 Mar, 2016
I remember exactly where I was the first time heard a panelaço taking place in São Paulo. I was in my apartment watching TV and eating some spicy Doritos on the evening of International Women’s day, 2015. Then I heard some strange noises coming from outside my window. The neighbourhood I was living in was… Read More
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Concert Review: Liniker at Z Carniceria

  • 3 Mar, 2016
I first heard of the Brazilian singer, Liniker, late last year when my housemate played me his single, Zero. I was instantly struck by how soulful this guys voice was and so I quickly joined Liniker’s Facebook group. Then, before carnival this year, I managed to get my hands on tickets to his show at… Read More
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Embarrassing Myself..One Portuguese Mistake At A Time!

  • 26 Feb, 2016
After getting over the initial disappointment of arriving in Sáo Paulo and realising my Japanese skills couldn’t be transferred to conversations with many of the Japanese people living here, I have been studying Portuguese steadily over the last few years. These days I watch films in Portuguese, I try to understand memes made of Inês… Read More
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