Sao Paulo Travel Guide

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In the south east of the country, Brazil’s largest city of Sao Paulo is big, brash, crowded and noisy. It has a population of 11 million in the city which expands to about 20 million if the metropolitan area around the city is included, making it one of the world’s largest metropolis’s.

Sao Paulo is often underrated as a tourism destination, written off as an unattractive and polluted concrete jungle, but those who look a little closer will discover an amazing city with much to offer. Sao Paulo has an astonishing diversity of population and each group of migrants and Brazilians contribute to the rich culture that can be discovered here. One of the best things about the city is the food. There is a dizzying array of top quality restaurants offering cuisine from the world over, and matching the international food offerings is the variety of cultural activities. The locals have a reputation as hard workers but they also know how to party hard too and there are plenty of funky bars and nightclubs to enjoy. Added to this are some excellent museums, as well as theatres and a healthy art scene.

Sampa as it is known, is not for the faint hearted, but to explore the streets and city here is like a window into the world at large. You can experience almost any culture on earth, all of it tinged with some South American flare.

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