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São Paulo
« on: November 27, 2021, 02:45:54 AM »
Any pals in São Paulo? I might visit in January so wondering how things are there at the moment and any tips for skating/bars/etc... shit to do?

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Re: São Paulo
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2022, 02:34:05 AM »
Bumping this as it's on the list for 2022

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Re: São Paulo
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2022, 11:48:22 AM »
Here now. Was gonna be here for 2 weeks, staying for 3 months now. Any q's, ask away.

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Re: São Paulo
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2022, 10:48:59 AM »
Any q's, ask away.

Have you skated on that skate island yet?

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Re: São Paulo
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2022, 07:45:03 PM »
Are you talking abou this spot?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKPVPo9_IqM

I've been to Praca Roosevelt,Centro de esportes radicais - bom retiro ,Vale do anhangabau, and Parque do Ibirapuera. Parks wise, everything on this list: https://www.redbull.com/br-pt/skate-cinco-melhores-pistas-gratuitas-sao-paulo. Plus some shit I'm probably forgetting. There's this cool watermelon bowl I can't remember the exact name of.

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Re: São Paulo
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2022, 04:14:05 PM »
My bad. I thought is was an island outside of Sao Paulo but I think it's Florian󰯬is. It needs it's own thread

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Re: São Paulo
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2022, 07:02:31 PM »
My bad. I thought is was an island outside of Sao Paulo but I think it's Florian󰯬is. It needs it's own thread

Ah, yeah, different thing. it's mentioned here: https://www.redbull.com/int-en/florianopolis-has-diy-backyard-spots-to-die-for

Pedro Barros'  actually has a bar in Sao Paulo with a dope bowl.

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Re: São Paulo
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2022, 12:46:41 AM »
Here now. Was gonna be here for 2 weeks, staying for 3 months now. Any q's, ask away.

How are you liking it vibe/culture wise? How difficult would it be to get by not knowing Portugese? I always try to learn basics before going somewhere new but have had wildly different experiences in attitudes towards foreigners

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Re: São Paulo
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2022, 08:04:51 AM »
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Here now. Was gonna be here for 2 weeks, staying for 3 months now. Any q's, ask away.
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How are you liking it vibe/culture wise? How difficult would it be to get by not knowing Portugese? I always try to learn basics before going somewhere new but have had wildly different experiences in attitudes towards foreigners

Vibe and culture wise it's absolutely amazing. Generally speaking, there's not too many tourists in SP. There's more tourism in Rio even though it's a bit more dangerous.

I've spent most of my time in SP so my experience is mostly coming from being here. People are extremely friendly and open. I was dog sitting for the first 2 weeks and seemed to exchange numbers with someone every other day while walking the dog. A lot of people do that thing where they say they want to make sure you have a good time in their country so they offer to show you around or tell you nice places to go.

Most people don't speak English here so there's definitely a language barrier. I feel like a lot of the people who do speak English here come from affluent families.

It's really diverse so you can be from any background and people will assume you're Brazilian until you say something.

People definitely aren't shy about showing some skin and are super open sexually. I've been out so many times where I just start chatting with someone then 15 minutes later they're inviting me back to their place haha.

So, yeah, I'm digging it. Being originally from the US but based in Germany these days this is much more my vibe. I'm loving all the smiles, hugs, and kisses on the cheek haha. SP in particular is just this huge massive city. But for me, I travel more for the culture/people and so far I have to say Brazilian people are great- super welcoming.