Lost Sambista

A Brazil never seen.

Very nice insight to what is cool about Sao Paulo

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Sunday, day 134 of my Brazilian immersion experiment, was a doubly Brazilliant day!

First, (as requested by Stephanie ) we went to Bixiga (or Bexiga or Bela Vista depending on how you feel), a neighborhood which was home to a large number of Italian immigrants. Evidence of such remains with a whole heap of Italian restaurants and markets hanging around. It was Mother’s Day, which is a big day for the Italians, so the chances of us getting to eat at one of the fabulous restaurants in the neighborhood without a reservation was pretty much zero.

But we did find a little Italian market with loads of great stuff so we could have our own little Italian dinner at home later that night.

On Sundays, Bixiga also is home to an antiques fair in its square. I’m no antiques dealer, but it seemed to me that the prices in this…

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