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Metro is key to getting out of Sao Paulo’s gridlock

Metro is key to getting out of Sao Paulo’s gridlock August 25, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The Santa Cecilia station (image courtesy of Gustavo Minas) When comparing São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Paulistanos quickly note their hometown has as many cars as their rival metropolis has cariocas (as citizens of the cidade maravilhosa are called). [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwHupxSnUe4[/youtube] Video:...

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...

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...

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:...

Supermarket Shopping in Sampa

Supermarket Shopping in Sampa July 8, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Shopping in São Paulo can overwhelm even the most hardened purchaser with choices—the city seems to have a greater selection than the World Wide Web. Window browsing without an agenda can be a costly and time-consuming Voltairean quest. A carefully considered wish list, therefore, allows consumers...
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