I’ve been to São Paulo twice before this trip, and I’ll let you into a little secret… It was my least favourite city in Brazil before now! It’s a business city, and prior to this trip I’d had no business here (so to speak) which probably explains my dis-attachment. On the plus side, you get to experience ‘real Brazilians’ without the tourism catch. And luckily for me, my best friend and his family are from this city so there’s always been a ‘homely’ association than touristic attraction.
Sao Paulo is huge (even by London standards I often feel lost in this metropolis), often congested, good restaurants and clubs, way more museums than you’ll be able to visit and of course shopping…. But if you’ve flown all the way across the world is that really all you want to see when there’s so much of Brazil to experience?… Well before you write-off SP, check out these pics reuniting with my friend Vanessa in an afternoon indulging in Kopenhagen hot chocolate spent walking around Vila Madalena‘s Batman Alley (Boco do Batman) for some of the most colourful spray paint murals around!
As a brand curator, I get my inspiration for all sorts of creativity around me, including street art and graffiti. This colourful afternoon didn’t fail! I can clearly see the resemblance between Vila Madalena and Soho, London… Which is perhaps why I felt in my comfort zone!
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Sending positive vibes from colourful Brazil!
Previously published on The Soho Girl
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