Sao Paulo: Introduction
Sampa - the culture capital of Brazil
With over 11 million inhabitants, Sao Paulo is the largest city in the southern hemisphere and thus also the most manic. When you think of Sao Paulo you think of organised chaos. The city is colourful and vibrant with a rich blend of culture, places of interest to explore and exciting things to do.
Built on a plateau in the Brazilian Highlands, Sao Paulo is surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery and with miles of glorious coastline, the tropical appeal of pristine beaches is a paradise of tranquillity. Traffic in Sao Paulo is utter bedlam and best left to the locals who love to drive anywhere, but the bus service is regular and the Metro is quick and affordable though doesn't cover a great deal of the city or reach many of the tourist attractions.
There are no fewer than ten parks in Sao Paolo that are popular attractions for families as there are plenty of trails for walking or biking, play areas and even an ice skating rink. They are pleasant and ideal for couples to go to also to people watch whilst they picnic.
Sao Paulo locals, Paulistanos, say they eat to live and the city boasts no fewer than 53 different cuisines fr4om around the world and there is no shortage of restaurants and snack bars to eat in. The nightlife in Sao Paulo is vibrant and full of Latino spirit and many bars and clubs open until the early hours of the morning, giving Sao Paulo the label of a city that never sleeps. Sao Paulo is a vast and varied place with each day offering something knew to do. It is a great destination for couple, singles and families alike as there is plenty to do for everybody.