I’m up for a weekend trip to most anywhere, but I now have a new city I will look forward to returning to: São Paulo, Brazil.
When my friend asked if I wanted to join him in Sao Paulo, for a couple days, I agreed because I thought the fellowship would be great. It was. My hopes for Brazil’s largest city, however, were not as high. But even though I’ve been to São Paulo before, it was like being introduced to the city for the first time.
He knew all the great restaurants. He knew all the great bars. And it turned out to be 36-hours of delicious food and drink. Now I understand why he travels to Brazil at least once a month…just for the weekend.
This will be a brief trip report, but I hope it will be an enjoyable one and offer a valuable insider’s guide to São Paulo. There are far too many travel writers who write about places they have never been to. Here, I am happy to provide not Trip Advisor highlights, but simply a first-hand chronicle of a Thursday and Friday in São Paulo.
The trip report will simply be four parts:
- Review: United Airlines Polaris Business Class To Brazil And Back
- Review: Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo
- 24-Hours In Sao Paulo: A Perfect Itinerary
- Great Coffee In Sao Paulo, Brazil
I flew down to Brazil via Chicago and returned via Houston, allowing me to review eight United Clubs (four in each hub) that you’ve already started to see published earlier this week. As I work my way through every United Club in the system, I’m focusing on hub lounge reviews first.
From Liberdade (Japanese district) to Caipirinhas, from coffee to amazing steak and tacos, I’ve instantly grown fond of São Paulo. I look forward to sharing details and photos from my brief trip.