In Brazil with horrendous traffic, muggings, and flooding due to rains, many wealthy Paulista choose to hop from rooftop to rooftop. Pay attention to the skys and you will see them hop scotching from building to building. In Sampa, women go shopping and youngster go clubbing via helicopters. You can take a scenic tour out of Campo de Marte airport too.
Shopping is Fun in here....
Sao Paulo has about 30 huge shopping malls. The largest one is Ibirapuera, with 520 shops in 4 floors. The best one is Morumbi Shopping, which is also big. If you like expensive shopping... try Iguatemi... it has a local branch of Tiffany´s, Armani, and other stores. Rua Oscar Freire is the city´s hotspot for expensive shopping. Armani, Diesel, Prada, Gucci... everything´s here. I don´t like it though... I just hate those up-nosed snobbish women who have nothing to do but spend money... ugh. Sao Paulo is Latin America´s fashion capital city. Brazilian fashion is similar to the European trends. To dress, for Brazilians, is almost as important as eating. We consider it very important. So, eventhough we are casual people, we tend to match and always be as stylish as possible.
If your looking for crafts, you will probably find some from your own country! The city, as I said, is cosmopolitan and it has things from all over the world. Small flea markets and fairs happen all over the city. From non expensive to very expensive!
Main Bus station -Rodoviaria Tiete
After the terminal in New York, this terminal is considered to be one of the largest of the world. It serves directly 565 localities in all the states of Brazil, with the exception of Amazonas and Acre, as well as four countries (Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina and Chile). It offers a special line to the airports of Congonhas and Guarulhos, and a ride sharing automobile service Sao Paulo - Santos.
It is located at the Av. Cruzeiro do Sul, 1800, in the city district of Vila Guilherme.
To get to the bus station get out of the metro-station named "Tiete" (blue line)
Terminal Rodoviario Governador Carvalho Pinto-Rodoviaria Tiete
Avenida Cruzeiro do Sul, 1.800- Vila Guilherme
From this webpage it is possible to get advanced bus tickets delivered home (if you live -or your hotel is- in Sao Paulo, Diadema Tabo?o da Serra , Guarulhos, Osasco, Embu das Artes, Santo Andr?, Alphaville, Mau?, S?o Bernardo do Campo, Cotia, Ferraz de Vasconcelos, S?o Caetano do Sul and Carapicu?ba and if you leave from SAo Paulo's bus stations:
Besides finding the same usual things of a bakery, here you can also find wines, cheese, beer, French pâtes, Swiss chocolate. Breakfast, brunch and lunch/snack are served upstairs.
We had an early breakfast here after a music festival. There's a self-service buffet with cold (sandwiches, snacks) or hot food (soup, eggs, bacons, etc), sweet (juices, fruit, rolls, cakes, etc) to salty stuff. If you are looking for a calm place, avoid going on early Sunday mornings. Why? Because you will finds lots of people coming for discos/bars and they are usually drunk and most of the times loud.
Free parking (keep the ticket and validate it at the cash desk once you leave)
This catholic cemetery contains plenty of sculptures made by famous artists, and is the resting place of many notorious brazilians. From the mistress of the former Emperor Dom Pedro I (1822), who donate the space to the church for the construction of the place, to artists, intelectuals and an ex-president.
TIP: Try to visit it in Nov, 2nd. When we celebrate the after life of the dead ones. The place is filled with flowers.
Don´t go alone. The place is very big and its a real maze. The lack of security make it unsafe sometimes.