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Sao Paulo

What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?

The highlights for us were school events and community events sponsored by The American Society of Sao Paulo. Our trips outside of Sao Paulo were the most memorable. Inter-country flights are actually inexpensive and readily available. Our favorites were Rio for New Years and Carnaval, Paraty, Iguacu Falls, Bonito, Campo Grande, Campos do Jordao, and The Amazon. All were family friendly (but enjoyed by our single and young couple friends as well). - Nov 1, 2017
Getting to know Brazilians. There are so many places to visit in Brazil. You will not get to all the destinations you want to visit. - Apr 17, 2017
Flying within Brazil is relatively inexpensive. Rio is a quick trip and a cheap flight, generally. Other highlights were Buzios, Paraty and exploring the Northeast. There's no shortage of great places to visit. - Apr 11, 2017
Awesome playground at Consulate where my kids love to play. The beach is 2 hours away and that's pretty nice too... but don't expect an amazing beach. It's just so-so. - Jan 15, 2017
Visiting Iguacu Falls. Learning about the historical similarities between Brazil and the US. - Jan 6, 2017
Best beaches in the world. Great travel opportunities. Easy weekend trips to Rio and to the beaches in Sao Paulo state. It's a huge, beautiful country, and the domestic flights are reasonable. - Aug 5, 2015
Emu das Arts is awesome. The beach is an easy hour drive. Hiking, biking is within a reasonable distance, but don't expect to walk out your door and find anything but another high rise. Short day trips are easy to come by, pretty cheap and worth the trip. Rio is only a 45 minute plane ride and flights are readily available and pretty cheap. - Aug 2, 2013
The people were really the highlight. We made a lot of Brazilian friends while living in SP. Travel wise, Brazil is a huge country, bigger than the continental U.S. So, there is a lot to see, and your only limit is your budget and free time. There are many places you could visit outside the city for the weekend. Rio de Janeiro is fairly close and an easy long-weekend trip (we went there many times). I recommend taking a trip to Fortaleza (or Jeri Coa Coara) or to Foz do Iguacu. The Pantanal is a better place for seeing wildlife than the Amazon. Of course, there are many things to do within the city, from museums to theaters to neighborhood markets and festivals. - Dec 13, 2012
Traveling around Brazil trading chaotic and concrete city life for nature and beach - Jan 25, 2012
strong sense of community with Brazilians not found in other posts - Jan 17, 2012
Waiting for my trip to the deep Amazon. - Jan 3, 2012