Sao Paulo, Brazil
Erica, 25
Bike & Design
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What do you do and why do you do it?

In a few words: I am a graphic designer and a cyclist. I believe both of it makes me seek beautiful things, whether on screen and in real life, but also to flirt with other aspects such as architecture and arts. Besides that, I love to discover new and unusual places in the city, enjoying life outside.

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

IMS, Mirante 9 de Julho, Balsa

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

Visit museums.

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

Barouche.

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

Rinconcito Peruano. Suspicious location to eat raw food but amazing experience starting with the drink till the whole menu.

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

Chips of banana. You can find in sweet or salt version. Try to find it on the streets of Liberdade: on the weekends there are lots of sellers with tents on the streets, enjoy the walk!

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

Void.

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

Any street fair.

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

Grab an analog camera, put a brand new film on and walk the city till this ends.

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

Rio de Janeiro. Crazy night life, funny people, beautiful views, hot weather and amazing cycling options.

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