Posts Tagged 'Christmas in Brazil'

Christmas decorations in São Paulo

Thousands of tourists come to see the Christmas decorations in Avenida Paulista – our Oxford Street equivalent at this time of the year. The most impressive decorations are funded by banks, notably Bradesco, Itaú and Santander. The mayor’s office also

Things to see & do in São Paulo – December/January

Normally, life in São Paulo – just like in many other huge cities – is one hell of a rat race. The traffic jams, the heat, the rain, the overcrowding. Add to that the present festive season mayhem. You want

A Brazilian Xmas Dessert

The traditional Christmas feast in North America culminates in a big slice of pie and in England everyone wants to finish their meal with steaming hot Christmas pudding. But when it comes to dessert, Brazil steers its own course. No pie, no pudding. In fact, nothing that many would consider dessert at all.

A Brazilian foodie living in London

I was born in São Paulo, brought up in a Swiss-German and Spanish-Italian mixed family. I moved to London 20 years ago and it took me a while to understand the cultural richness of my new home.