Yes, you read right, this post is about Asian nightclubs in São Paulo, Brazil. When I lived in New York, I spent many nights, some memorable and some memory-less, at a certain Asian nightlife establishment. It was such a regular part of my social life that when I relocated to São Paulo for work for half […]
Despite being the island of magic, Florianópolis is infamously difficult to get around. I’m going to say this straight out: the best way to get around Floripa is with a motorcycle. The reason is that the major problems in Floripa transportation are terrible beach traffic, few roads, and infrequent/indirect buses; with a motorcycle you get […]
So, you want to move to Florianopolis either just for a couple months or permanently. There are two ways to do this – the old school way – walking on the streets, or the way that we are used to – using the internet. I will talk about both and discuss the neighborhood options in […]
Brazil is a land of many many musical styles – The most internationally known ones being Samba and Bossa Nova, and the more nationally popular styles being Sertanejo and Forró, among many more. In the past few years, one style in particular has risen up from the favelas (ghettos) of Rio de Janeiro and become […]
My favorite restaurant in Florianopolis is an American-run cafe/restaurant in Lagoa de Conceição, called Café Cultura. It’s a cute cafe with great coffee, desserts, meals, and free wifi (password california). Besides the very friendly waiters, my favorite thing about the cafe is all the inspirational quotes they print on their placemats.
Everyone knows that Rio is famous for its Carnaval, which happens every year around end of February and beginning of March. The official carnival holiday goes for 4 days from Friday to the Monday, though block parties go on all week long. But this post is not about the carnaval activities, but rather the very […]
If you’ve never done this before / didn’t know it’s possible, do it!! Biking on the beach is AMAZING! No, you don’t sink into the sand if you are biking along the wet part, in between where the waves reach and dry sand… That was my first doubt too! Note though that ocean water (salt) […]
…just kidding, the clouds kind of give it away, it was cold and windy. We are going into Autumn here now in the South of Brazil! Residents for Florianópolis said to me though that in May, it will actually be warmer than April (so called phenomenon Veranico de Maio; little summer of May), before getting […]