Sao Paulo

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

Supermarket Shopping In Brazil- My Embarrassing Moment!

  • 21 Aug, 2012
‘I REALLY should have picked up a basket’ I thought to myself, as I looked down at the small mountain of shopping in my arms. ‘If that delicious packet of wafer-thin-ham slips any further, there’s no way I’m going to be able to pick it up. Not without dropping at least half my shopping’.  I’d… Read More

Going Out For a Beer in Sao Paulo!

  • 9 Jun, 2012
A few weekends ago it was my friend’s birthday, so a group of us went out to celebrate it in a British style pub. It’s only been a few months since I was last in a Landaaaaaaan boozer, yet within the first few minutes of being there and soaking up the (almost) familiar atmosphere, I… Read More

Shopping

  • 26 May, 2011
I am really enjoying living in Brazil, and am quite surprised at how quickly my time here has gone…over a year already! Although the language is still a challenge for me, I feel like I have adapted quite well to the Brazilian culture. However, there is just one thing I have difficulties getting used to…..the supermarkets!… Read More

Call Centres and Sao Paulo Fashion Week!

  • 16 Feb, 2011
As I flew into Sao Paulo 10 months ago, I arrived here safe in the knowledge that I had a job lined up. I was going to be working in an office, selling financial services on the phones for an investment company. My job would be to speak to (well…to speak to/harass!) Brazilian business men… Read More
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