Sao Paulo, Brazil
Karoline, 27
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a bit about Karoline

What do you do and why do you do it?

It's complicated! I'm an engineer, who work as Software Quality Assurance Engineer, in a Startup called QuintoAndar (is "5th floor" in Portuguese), the company helps people to rent a place to live, which is more complicated in Brazil than other countries. I always been in love with technology and that's why I choose engineering.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?

I've never had a "the worst job ever". Everything was good and it helps to build myself as an engineer, as a woman, as a human. Really.

Were you born and raised in Sao Paulo? If not, where did you grow up and what brought you to Sao Paulo?

I'm born and raised in Consolação. Near Paulista Avenue, the most important avenue in São Paulo. I grew up in a street called Frei Caneca. I grew up watching São Paulo changes in a lot of ways through my window and playing in my beloved neighborhood.

What’s your current hood in Sao Paulo and what’s the best/worst thing about it?

My current hood is Bela Vista/Consolação. The best thing is that you can do everything, anytime. You've got supermarkets, shopping, stores, hotels, hostels, bars, clubs, anything. The worst thing is that are too many cars because is near Paulista Av.

What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?

I love music. I listen to everything you want to. Here's my two favorite playlists on Spotify:

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

I would listen to Bling Guardian, Mallu Magalhães, Cícero, Daughter, Bladzun, A Banda Mais Bonita da Cidade...probably songs about fresh starts.

Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?

House of Cards!

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

Urbe Café Bar - it's one of the bests coffee places here in SP. There's also Les 3 Brasseurs, it's a bar where they make their own beer. Zéffiro, an Italian restaurant. Hotel Tees and Beers, a little pub in Augusta. Coffee Lab, another coffee place in Vila Madalena. Canto da Ema, a place do dance Forró. Skye Bar, a bar in the top of a Hotel's roof. Por um Punhado de Dólares, another coffee place. Casa de Pedra, an indoor climbing gym. Meats, ZDelli and Town Sandwich and Company, restaurants in Pinheiros e Bela Vista. (I'm the Tinder Queen)

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

My godfather, my hero and love of my life. I would take him to an amazing restaurant called D.O.M. - Brazilian fancy food by the incredible Chef Alex Atala

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

In a famous street called Oscar Freire, you can find everything there.

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


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

Run in Ibirapuera park (it's like our Central Park)

Where do you go in Sao Paulo for a casual night out?

Town Sandwich and Co. To eat a burguer, and drink Campari Tonic. :)

Where would you go in Sao Paulo to celebrate some freaking good news?

Leeeetttsss gooo to dance in a club called D.Edge!

What’s your choice of transportation in Sao Paulo and why?

Subway, because it takes me to wherever I need or want to go.

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

Our famous Museum, MASP. Our "central park" Ibirapuera. Mercadão Municipal, one of the oldest markets in SP (But it depends a lot of what you want to do, okay?)

What are the Sao Paulo spots tourists should run from screaming?

25 de Março - it's a freaking place where people buy cheap things. Too many pleople. MANY PEOPLE.

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

Probably, find my friends in a bar, and talk about my incredible experiences in SP.

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

Rome, because is similar to SP and I can see my family. :)

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