Sao PauloOctober 28 in Brazil
The first stop of our trip, the metropolis of Sao Paulo (Sampa), arriving on the day of the presidential elections - not the smartest timing but to an outsider just seemed like an ordinary day. We stayed in Vila Madalena, which by complete coincidence is one of the hipster parts of the city (I always find them!). We spent our first day on a walking tour of the local area, which turned out to mostly be a street art tour. So we can now identify the styles of a few Sao Paulo street artists, which I'm sure will come in handy...
The second day we headed into the centre of town before quickly retreating to our Vila via the shops for our first purchase, Havaianas for Kat.
Always ones to embrace local food we were told to try Sampa's take on Japanese and Pizza. So we gave it a go knowing we won't be short on opportunities to try Brazilian food. English is rarely spoken (at least where we went) and our Portuguese is close to non-existent so there was a pot luck nature to picking off menus but we seemed to luck out and the Japanese in particular was delicious.Read more