Sao Paulo, Brazil
Allan, 49
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What do you do and why do you do it?

Travel is my life, my passion, my job and my way to deal with stress. I am a clean slate when on a plane!

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Moby - Why does my heart feels so bad

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Westworld and GOT

Name some spots in Sao Paulo that are good for a Tinder date.

Athenas, Ritz, Spot, Urbe Cafe

Who’s your hero and where in Sao Paulo would you take them out for a serious hang?

Family and close friends from Rio de Janeiro - Always a walk on Beco do Batman and Benedito Calixto for some tourist time!

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

So many excellent malls around. Love the Brazilian brands Forum, Richards and Osklen!

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

So many - east zone included - pay attention!

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Big concerts - can't stand the crowd anymore

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Sao Paulo and where did you get it?

Decadence avec Elegance - Love Pastel in all farmers markets - tradition in Sao Paulo - they always invent new flavors.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Sao Paulo that you particularly like?

Buraco, a bar with tea infused drinks at Vila Buarque

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Sao Paulo? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

Palácio Tangará - a 6 stars hotel in São Paulo - just visited

What restaurant in Sao Paulo looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Acropolis, in Bom retiro neighborhood - Awesome greek food.

Where can you get the best cocktail in Sao Paulo? Which one do you like?

Ritz - love the mojitos

Where would you take your partner in Sao Paulo if you wanted to really pamper them?

To visit and have a coffee at Pinacoteca followed by a special show or theater they may like

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Sandwich of Mortadella at Mercado Municipal - Downtown

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Sao Paulo?

Esther Rooftop

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Sao Paulo?

Downtown area in general

What are the Sao Paulo spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Paulista avenue on sundays for a walk and to get in touch with the city diversity; Mirante 9 de Julho for a beer, Beco do Batman and Praça Benedito Calixto to more cultural imersion.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Sao Paulo. How do you spend it?

In one of the many arts events in town - so many great expositions!

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Rio de Janeiro - my hometown - where my family lives; and San Francisco, CA - my preferred city in the US.

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