Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo Protests- Confusion From Within

  • 22 Jun, 2013
“The protests were never about the political parties” said one of my students yesterday. “Yet now there are members of these parties out on the streets alongside the protesters. You can see they’re trying to manipulate the direction these demonstrations are going in. And I don’t like it. A representative of the #changebrazil generation? And… Read More

Seven Days In Sao Paulo- Diary of a Foreigner

  • 20 Jun, 2013
As many of you will probably be aware, something BIG is going down in Brazil right now. There are so many great blogs, articles and videos already out there that explain the situation (including the informative yet powerful video I’ve added underneath). So what I want to do with this blog post is to give… Read More

Expatsblog Interview

  • 9 May, 2013
Late last year I did an interview for expatsblog.com, a site bringing together blogs throughout the world….and I thought I’d share it with you all.  Andrew is a British guy getting ever closer to being on the wrong side of thirty. A few years ago he spontaneously agreed to a trip to Brazil with his friend…only… Read More

Tips On Clubbing In Sao Paulo

  • 26 Apr, 2013
A couple of months ago I wrote an article for the foreigner website mydestination, on clubbing in Sao Paulo. Mydestination is a great site for tips and advice, on where to go and what to do in the city. Check it out here….mydestination.com/saopaulo Nestled away in Latin America’s largest concrete jungle are some amazing night… Read More

RANDOM POST: Sao Paulo…Where Are Your Card Shops!?!

  • 18 Apr, 2013
I only discovered about a fortnight ago that Brazilians don’t really bother with cards, on the morning of my friend’s wedding. After withdrawing some grubby looking notes from the cash point ready to give her as my gift, I suddenly thought that I should put them into a card….to make myself seem a little classier!… Read More

How Dangerous Is Sao Paulo? Part Two- Life Beyond The Headlines

  • 28 Mar, 2013
Let me start this blog with a confession. I’m not proud of myself for doing it, and perhaps you’re all going to think badly of me after I’ve told you…but last week I read the hell out of The Daily Mail online! After discovering Kelly Brook had gained a tiny bit of weight, and someone from the… Read More

How Dangerous Is Sao Paulo? Part One: Being Robbed

  • 3 Mar, 2013
A couple of months ago I took a trip to the city of Florianpolis, and while I was there I was quite keen to check out the night life. On the Saturday night I decided to head to a club in the centre of the city, and knowing the club wasn’t too far from a… 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

Rush Hour On The CPTM

  • 9 Oct, 2012
The CPTM, looking a lot less crowded than it does during rush hour! It was a hot afternoon in Sao Paulo, and I’d been on the CPTM train for little over five minutes. My journey was from Pinheiros to Morumbi and the train was just a minute or so away from Berrini station, just one… Read More

A Beginners Guide To Football In Sao Paulo- Part Two

  • 27 Sep, 2012
“What is THIS I’m watching?” my Mum asked this on several occasions when I was growing up. She would ask whilst firmly pressing button number three on the remote control, perhaps hoping it would change what was being broadcast on that channel. “Football? Where’s bloody Coronation Street!?!”  7.30pm means soap opera o’ clock in the… Read More
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