São Paulo Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Watch your back!

    São Paulo has its problems but is not different from any other big city all over the world... New York has 9/11, London 7/7 bombings, Madrid 3/11... I was born and raised in São Paulo, don't have a...

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  • 2. Come on! No more danger than usual ...

    Please take all the warnings about Sao Paulo with a pinch of salt. Like all big cities, it has its far share of crime but overall its not dangerous, you just need to avoid the favelas (shanty towns)...

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  • 3. Traffic

    Traffic is a real b**** here, so allow plenty of time for your trip whether you're taking the bus, taxi, subway or car. Things get worse when it rains and/or during rush hours. Coach travel: I was...

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  • 4. Beware of Card Cloning

    Be extra vigilant when using your credit card in Brazil because card cloning is more common than you may think.NEVER lose sight of your card during a payment...

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  • 5. Black market near SÉ

    If you go to the Sé Cathedral, walk to the main door and look at the square. At your left you may see a bunch people just hanging out and staring at each other....

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  • 6. Prices have skyrocketed: forget shopping here

    A few years ago (maybe 4 years ago), you could buy a lot of clothing and shoes without spending a lot, but since the local money Real got stronger, prices have...

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  • 7. Centro is not all that great...

    Just be aware of surroundings, don't give money to beggars, if you want buy them food and hand it to them...look at the streets, Sao Paulo, has alot of unlight...

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  • 8. Getting money

    The ATM is probably the best way to get money in São Paulo - there are a lot of ATMs, the exchange rate on the cards are usually good and fees are not too...

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  • 9. Motel

    A motel in Brazil is not exactly a cheap hotel near a motorway, but the favourite place for illicit (ok, and licit as well) encouters.Instead of an...

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  • 10. SAO PAULO IS SAFE :)

    The finantial centre around Avenida Paulista, the Jardins, Brooklyn and the main streets of the old downtown where you can visit the Cathedral of Sé, and also...

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  • 11. Sao Paulo and 'safe' behaveiour

    Yo can be easily percolated, no matter what is you dress. When you talk, do it silent and nobady won't know that you are not resident. US residenst can be...

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  • 12. PickPorket

    Be Careful your stuff here when you are walk on the street there are pickporcket in downtown, Special care with your mobile. Dont show off your stuff.If you...

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  • 13. Keep assemble don't go away alone

    We suffered a robber in the city center of Sao Paulo. There are many old archtactures like post offfice, opera and first sky scraper standing around. We were...

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  • 14. TROUBLES ARE EVERYWHERE

    As I told before,the nbr of guys who got lost or feel sufocated by some kind of claustrophobia in it are huge,you need to be sure you have the shape for it,it's...

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  • 15. The Butanta Institute in Sao...

    The Butanta Institute in Sao Paulo is one of the world's leading centers for the study of poisonous snakes. At the research center, poisonous snakes are milked...

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  • 16. As indicated in the...

    As indicated in the introduction - Sao Paulo is save! I lived in the city for one year, and nothing ever happened. Public transport works,and food is always...

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  • 17. Sao Paulo is a beautiful city,...

    Sao Paulo is a beautiful city, but possibly dangerous if you’re not careful! Make sure to ask the clerk in your hotel about the surrounding neighborhood and...

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  • 18. Always have a map that you can...

    Always have a map that you can use to show taxi drivers where you are trying to go. Even if you speak Portugues the problem is that Sao Paulo is so big the...

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  • 19. Electrical cables

    Telephones, electrics cable tv's old new are all over the skyline of SP one day there will be a big accident with so many cables hunging around and spoiling the...

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