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Last week to enjoy open-air holiday ice rink in Anhangabau

Last week to enjoy open-air holiday ice rink in Anhangabau December 20, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Skating rink at Vale do Anhangabau (image courtesy of SPTuris) Summertime Christmas is a strange phenomenon for most North Americans and Europeans. The city government of São Paulo recently made December a little more familiar for its gringo guests, however, with the opening of an ice rink in Vale...

Christmas Shopping in São Paulo

Christmas Shopping in São Paulo December 15, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
The first part of NileGuide São Paulo’s three-part Christmas special examined the city’s family-friendly holiday attractions, including the best sites with lights. Today, we take a look at another pillar of Natal: shopping. With Brazil’s economy growing more than 7 percent this year...

SP’s Kaleidoscopic Christmas Filled with Family Fun

SP’s Kaleidoscopic Christmas Filled with Family Fun December 4, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
The Christmas tree at Ibirapuera (image courtesy: Prefeitura da Cidade de São Paulo) Sorry, Burl Ives. There’s no point even dreaming of a white Christmas in São Paulo. December is summertime in the southern hemisphere and temperatures rarely dip below 70, let alone freezing. That said Sampa serves...

Weekend Escape: Orange Perfume in Araraquara

Weekend Escape: Orange Perfume in Araraquara August 5, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Downtown Araraquara (image courtesy of Josh Miller) One whiff of the orange-scented air in Araraquara is enough to confine the urban aroma of São Paulo to an afterthought. For about six months a year, scores of orange farms fill Araraquara with their sweet perfume and lend the city economic and touristic...

Nokia Silent Party at Sonique Is a Resounding Success

Nokia Silent Party at Sonique Is a Resounding Success July 21, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The scene last night at Sonique Bar on Rua Bela Cintra (image courtesy of Josh Miller) If a party takes place in São Paulo and nobody hears anything, is it really happening? The answer in the case of the Nokia Silent Club party at Sonique Bar in Consolação is yes. Walking into the semi-frequent boogie...

How to Pack for São Paulo

How to Pack for São Paulo July 21, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Caution: preparing for a stay in São Paulo may lead to luggage overload. The city serves up a rodízio of variables—going well beyond the business-or-pleasure standard fare—for suitcase packers to consider. The weather is the first x-factor. Many travelers tend to think of Brazil as being either...

Hip-Hop in the City

Hip-Hop in the City July 15, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Update: A packed house last night at the Teatro Paulo Autran watched 16 MCs battle for the grand prize of Rs. 1,000 and the production of 500 CDs. Sampa’s own MC Marcelo GUGU emerged victorious. Check video from the show below! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu2cl9Yas6Y[/youtube] Video:...

Weather or Not: Indoors Activities for a Wet SP Weekend

Weather or Not: Indoors Activities for a Wet SP Weekend July 15, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
An ode to classical music, the International Winter Festival in Campos do Jordão, is one way to escape the rain this weekend (image courtesy of The International Winter Festival). The torrential showers soaking São Paulo could stick around to put a literal damper on the weekend, according to local...

São Paulo YouTube Channel Launched!

July 13, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
This rainy Tuesday in São Paulo just got more entertaining! NileGuide São Paulo has introduced its own YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/NGSampa). A dance party erupted yesterday in the Praça da Sé as word of the launch spread. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKRErGq8FXM[/youtube] Video:...

9o de Julho Explained

9o de Julho Explained July 9, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
This obelisk memorializes the martyrs of the 9th of July uprising (image courtesy of Josh Miller) Wondering why half of São Paulo seems closed and flocks of Paulistanos are fleeing the city? Since 1997, the Ninth of July has been a holiday in São Paulo state (but nowhere else in Brazil). The feria...