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Brunch in Vila Madalena

Brunch in Vila Madalena

Café de manha=breakfast in Portuguese Sao Paulo may be a large and intimidating city, but that comes with an incredible perk– the dining options are endless! There are so many places to eat out here, it’s often an overwhelming task to know where to start. To help future travelers, or current residents, I will feature … Continue reading

Living without a car in Sao Paulo

Living without a car in Sao Paulo

Let’s face it. Life isn’t always easy, and in Sao Paulo, I have found that life can sometimes be rather difficult and stressful. Personally, transportation has been one of the hardest things about living here, and one of the most difficult things to adjust to. After living in Madrid,  I was spoiled when it came to public … Continue reading

Art in Sao Paulo-The Pinacoteca!

Art in Sao Paulo-The Pinacoteca!

While living in Madrid, I was extremely spoiled when it came to the arts. I lived a two-minute walk from La Casa Encendida, five minutes walking from my all time favorite museum, El Museo Reina Sofia, and a 15 minute metro ride from El Prado. Not to mention all of the theatre in nearby Opera and … Continue reading

Violence in Sao Paulo

I assume that currently, in the American media, the major, recent newsworthy events are the Petraeus scandal, Obama reelection, and the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. These are all extremely important happenings, but there are some pretty major things going on in the rest of the world, especially here in Sao Paulo. I don’t mean to … Continue reading

Shopping in Sao Paulo

One of the downsides of living in Brazil, especially Sao Paulo, is the shopping. Better put, the EXPENSIVE shopping. It is virtually impossible to buy clothes or electronics that don’t cost obscene amounts of money. Sometimes I go to Shopping Morumbi or Jardim Sul, which are the malls closest to my apartment, to walk around … Continue reading

The International Festival

For those of you who don’t know, I am a Spanish and ESL teacher at an International school in Sao Paulo. Before arriving here I figured I would be teaching mostly American children whose parents work as missionaries or in companies. Well, there are many students from the United States here, but surprisingly, most of … Continue reading

The eye doctor. El oftamólogo. O oftalmologista.

Sometimes I look back on my day and think, “Did that really happen?” This has been a recurring phenomenon ever since I packed up my bags and moved overseas, and is something that definitely occurred today. I woke up this morning in my Morumbi apartment to the unpleasant realization that my eye was swollen, itchy, … Continue reading

New Adventures in Sao Paulo

After living in Madrid for two years, coming to Sao Paulo has been quite an adjustment. This massive city is full of extremes. Obscene wealth and vast poverty are visible in all areas. Enormous traffic jams are a daily occurrence, yet on the weekends at times the city can feel dead. I’ve come to know … Continue reading