Sao Paulo, Brazil
Marilia & Rafaela, 32
Business Administrators
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What do you do and why do you do it?

We are both businesses administrators

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

We were born and grew up in a small city 100km from São Paulo. All the SP possibilities brought us here - we love SP!

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

Currently living in Itaim Bibi - the best for sure are all the possibility of doing whatever we want, at any time of the day. Every weekend is possible to be in a completely different neighborhood, with interesting people. The worst must be the traffic and criminality.

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

We like almost every musical genre, mainly Sertanejo (Mamá), Indie Roch (Rafa) and Eletronic (both) . We hate Heavy Metal

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

Skye Bar, La Maison Est Tombée, Pitico (bar), Flor Café (coffe inside the Pinacoteca of SP) - with very different styles, all them offers an intimate and interesting environment for a first date !

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

Tatu Bola (bar), Suri (ceviche), Le Manjue (organic food)

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

Skye, Terraço Italia, Maní, DOM -

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

Uber/Cabify or Public transportation (although some lines are very crowded during the week, public transport works very well in SP).

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

Avenida Paulista is the MAIN visit one, also the architecture of city center is by far, the most beautiful in town! Once in "Republica" is possible to see the buildings "Copan and Edificio Italia" near by will be "Sé Cathedral", "25 de Março", "Mercadão", "Theater" and some other places.

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

We would visit the center of the city, to see the beautiful architecture, would go walk in the Paulista Avenue and lunch in some unique restaurants that only São Paulo is able to offer.

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

Rio de Janeiro ! Rio is a city that brings everything together - nice restaurants, nature, night life.. We also spent unforgettable vacations in South East Asia (Bagan and Siem Rieap are full of great energy)!

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