Creative Street Art in São Paulo After many visits to São Paulo, I still hadn’t seen Copan, the curving building that is one of the city’s iconic images. Last year, my husband and I went to São Paulo’s gritty city center to see Copan, but we were equally intrigued by this image painted on an [...]
…a.k.a. “reasons to get inspired to visit São Paulo” because this is one cool city! If you are looking for things to do in São Paulo, this list is a great place to start. I started to travel to São Paulo in 2000, to visit my then-boyfriend, a São Paulo native who had returned to Brazil after [...]
One of my favorite ways to discover more about a culture and local life is going to a market, and Brazil stands out as a place full of lively, colorful markets where busy city life meets food traditions. However, in contrast to the high-end indoor markets that are popping up in the United States, this [...]
Like most big cities in Latin America, São Paulo, Brazil is a sea of high-rise apartment and office buildings, but on the city’s grandest boulevard, Avenida Paulista, you can see glimpses of the old city among the avenue’s modern architecture. I’m not sure what this building is, but I’ve admired its curving details and odd [...]
Lots of ordinary things are given an unusual, colorful twist in Brazil, and my visit to São Paulo last week showed me plenty of examples. One that surprised even my husband, who is a native of that city, was the new orelhões, or “big ears,” that we saw while driving and walking around. The “big ears” [...]
One of the best things about São Paulo is that there are lots of interesting, funky, creative details. They include striking street art, colorful markets, and quirky shops and restaurants like this one that I happened upon after browsing a nearby antiques market. See this week’s Photo of the Week from Brazil here.
Cities always seem so peaceful from above, especially at night. This sunset in Brazil over São Paulo is no exception when you compare it to the noisy, busy, gritty reality of this megacity of almost 20 million. See all this week’s photos from Brazil here. You can also subscribe to the Photo of the Day feed [...]
The streets of São Paulo, Brazil are filled with street art of many types–some of it graffiti, some of it beautifully painted buildings like this one. No matter how many times I travel there, I always look forward to discovering more street art in São Paulo. Have you seen street art in São Paulo? Check out yesterday’s photo of [...]
Welcome! I'm Jenna. This Is My Happiness reflects my passion for culture, art, and travel. I write about these topics with the aim of providing a deeper look at destinations. I also write for Travel Mindset and am an AFAR ambassador.