Sao Paulo, Brazil
Monique, 33
Biologist
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a bit about Monique

What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a biologist, working with Human Reproduction. Doing it for love and science!

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

Genetics of plants. I just don't know anything about plants.

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

I was born and raised in Campinas-SP. I moved to Sao Paulo for work.

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

Nightlife is great! Traffic is horrible, but during the weekends, the city is amazing.

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

Good music: Reaggeton, Sertanejo, Pop, Samba, Samba-rock, Electronic. Really bad music: heavy metal.

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

love songs

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

Sense8

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

Praça benedito calixto; Vila madalena's bars/ pubs.

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

I can't think of a hero now

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I particularly like Shoulder for clothes and jackets

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

ZL (The East Zone in SP)

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

Restaurants, pubs, discos, friend's houses.

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

pubs.

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

My own car, so I can go anywhere.

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

Restaurants and nightlife, avenida paulista

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

Favelas. Ex: Paraisópolis

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

Have a walk at avenida paulista, drink some caipirinhas in some pub in Vila Madalena or Vila Olimpia. Go to a show at night.

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

Miami!

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