São Paulo Local Customs

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  • 1. Portuguese needed... or not?

    it's difficult to travel here without knowing some rudimentary Portuguese (even Spanish helps a lot! for some reason most Brasilian/Portuguese people can understand Spanish, but not the other way...

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  • 2. Good food !

    The city's Italian community is large and vibrant, and much of their culture has found its way into the daily lives of every paulista (i.e. someone from São Paulo). However, the Italian influence is...

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  • 3. What the hell is Nota Paulista (nota fiscal)?

    Whenever you go pay something, you will be asked if you would like to have a "nota fiscal", "cpf na nota" or "nota paulista". If you don't have a "CPF" or have...

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  • 4. Devotion to Saint Jude Thaddeus

    Patron of Desperate causes, Saint Jude Thaddeus is very popular in Brazil. I've been here twice to thank Saint Jude Thaddeus...His feast day is on October 28....

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  • 5. FAAP University Location

    Very nice and rich neighborhood in Higienópolis. It´s in central area, near to these places:Shopping Higienópolis...

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  • 6. The Colours of Downtown São Paulo

    Downtown São Paulo is a sad case of urban overdevelopment. The city's large centre has become a concrete monster over the last few decades as concrete towers...

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  • 7. Farmers Market

    We like our fruits and vegetables fresh!Every neighbourhood, from trendy Jardins to humble Santo Amaro, has a weekly market. A side street is roped off and...

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  • 8. SÃO PAULO - BIG CITY BUT MY SWEET BRAZILIAN HOME

    São Paulo, a city where I feel at home and where I have many people I love, and secrets places that I like going to!;)Morumbi Park - a little green spot in the...

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  • 9. Portuguese Classes at USP

    A good language course I have heard is taught at the University of Sao Paulo (USP) - it is called 'Portuguese for Foreigners'See the following...

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  • 10. FESTA JUNINHA

    This is not a LOCAL custom , but definitely a typical Brazilian custom observed as if a religious holiday each month of June across the whole brazilian...

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  • 11. SAMPA KEEPS ON GROWING

    São Paulo has two great finatial centres, the Paulista Avenue area and the new Brooklyin Area which are hostelling the main banks and consulates in the city!The...

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  • 12. KEEP YOURSELF CLEAN

    In a very remote town in the countryside of São Paulo State when we were returning to São Paulo from Iguazu Falls, in a gas station in Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo,...

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  • 13. BRAZILIAN AND CANADIAN SWANS

    They finally have met!;)))) A brazilian swan saying HOWDIE to his colleague in Canada visiting São Paulo!:))))It is a pleasure to see so many birds life in one...

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  • 14. THE NATURE IN THE URBAN CHAOS

    First do not think that São Paulo is a chaos, if it is a chaos, I would say it is a pleasant one :) São Paulo is modern and the progress here has no breaks, but...

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  • 15. CRAZY MEETINGS

    In a city of 18.000.000 people it is possible to meet people that you had any contact in some previous event. In this case, this very nice lady was in the same...

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  • 16. HAHAHAHAHA THE SISTERS :)

    They work to keep the piece and the happiness of people who really need, no need for food or money, sometimes poor people just want a single smile and some...

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  • 17. A WEALTHY CITY AS WELL

    It is the industrial centre of the country, it is the finatial heart of Brazil, so naturally the Nature attracts many businessmen and many well off people, and...

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  • 18. WE SPEAK JAPONESE IN LIBERDADE

    Nothing better than a japonese descendent to be in this picture, his natural happiness and spontaneous smile jsut show us how happy Marcio was when visiting our...

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  • 19. PARENTHOOD

    A wonderful father and a spectacular daughter...No doubt. Friendly, understanding, open minded, that is how my friend Mike is; a hippopotamus of culture, great...

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  • 20. Chopping around

    Hey,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...

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  • 21. MY SPECIAL SÃO PAULO

    Sometimes you will be surrounded by a jungle of concrete, but it is nice because the street is full of nice residential buildings in the Jardins, in some...

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  • 22. Kiss and Drink

    In Brazil its commom people kiss the face each other when introduce yourself,but only man with woman or woman kiss another woman. Girls be prepare at pub...

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  • 23. a fun, arty way to discourage burglars!!

    *****You will have to enlarge this photo to see what I mean: running along the top of the garage wall here is a colorful trim of all sizes of bits and shards of...

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  • 24. Brazil is a nation of warm people

    Brazilians are very warm people. Men shake hands, women and men and women with women kiss once on the cheek, when saying "hi". We love to hug, and be friendly....

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  • 25. RAPEL

    The word " RAPEL "means,to get into a cascade by going down using a lash.This sport became very popular in Brazil nowadays,and this region definately has it all...

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