I’ve been writing about my lifestyle and travel experiences to a portuguese speaker audience for a while now.I am from Brazil but left home ten years ago when I moved to Italy. From Italy I came to England, Ireland and then England again. Today, London.
The meaning of my blog’s name in portuguese is ” Inside Carol’s Suitcase” and the idea is to bring you along with me in my journey through life and experiences. I love exploring and learning and there is no better away to do these things but traveling.
Today I want to tell you about São Paulo.The busy, caothic and incomparable São Paulo. My place and the most exciting city in Brazil. Home for 17milliion people and the economic capital of Brazil (the real capital is Brasilia) is where everything can happen and a place that never, ever sleeps. The term “24 hours” there it really means 24hours.
There will be loads to talk about São Paulo but today I want to tell you about a bohemian place called Vila Madalena. A place in the western side of the city at the hangout of Pinheiros. This is our correspondent to London’s creative East side: full of vintage stores, craft-beer bars, restaurants and events.
Saturdays they host one of the most traditionals flea markets at praça Benedito Calixto. You will see a variety of antiques beautifully displayed around the square and you be able to try traditional and delicious dishes at its cosy food market.
You will see and be seem. The relaxing athmosphere is unique and you may even forget you are in the middle of a metropolis. Stop for a while just to observe and take your time to understand what I mean.
Another great thing about Pinheiros and Vila Madalena is the amazing street art culture that you can see stamped everywhere. Once visiting Benedito Calixto you have to pass by Cardeal Arco Verde and check the its famous stairs: great example of the open air art gallery of this vibrant area. You can also do the complete Sreet Art walking tour and learn all about the artists and their influences.