On some Sundays (and special holidays) the São Paulo city government shuts down the city’s most famous road, Avenida Paulista, to let the city da um role on the asphalt. Instantly one of the most chaotic streets in world becomes a cul-de-sac where children play. For an afternoon the anonymous become neighbors, the sounds of […]
Mirassol is anything but urban. Located deep in the country, an hour south of Mato Grosso do Sul, Mirassol is a charming little town, if a bit dusty and far too functional to be quaint. It’s a place of black buzzards and loose dogs, of cows and truck repair, of big families and bigger meals. […]
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Mirassol is a town in the interior of Sao Paulo. The nearest places have impossible names like Votuporonga and Nhandeara. It’s a place where the signs are painted rather than neon, because you don’t need a lighted sign when everything closes at night. Buzzards and loose chickens eye you from the side of the road […]
Piauí, a monthly Brazilian news magazine, recently published an article about Praça República entitled Boceta de Pandora or “Pandora’s Cunt.” A bit extreme. Praça República isn’t the safest or the nicest place in Sao Paulo, but it’s got more than its solid share of charms: pedestrian only streets, cafes, a vibrant community of African immigrants, […]
Em busca de novos sapatos ontem, eu passei pela famousa Feira das Antiguidades na Praça Benedito Calixto. Comprei os sapatos (New Balance classics) e pensei em seguir para o proximo destino, mas estava armada com camera. Foi impossivel passar sem entrar e capturar algumas cores. Eu virei uma espécie de cowboy, viajando pela sertão da […]