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Santos Dumont, the father of aviation

When I was high school (in the US) I remember learning about the Wright brothers, and how they were the first to fly.  Wrong! The first person to invent and fly an airplane was Brazil’s most famous aviator, Santos Dumont the true ‘Father of Aviation‘. In 1906 he was the first to fly, ie take off and land under his own […]

Is Sao Paulo Really Like New York?

When I told people I was going to Sao Paulo for the weekend the response was: You are going to love it, it is just like New York!’ Let’s be clear, NOTHING is like New York.  The reason people say this is because they consider Sao Paulo to be the ‘New York” of Brazil while […]

Best Shopping Street in Sao Paulo

Living in Rio is incredible, except when it comes to shopping, you have no choice but to head to Sao Paulo (since Rio shopping is only good for bikinis!).  In the Jardins district of Sao Paulo is famous tree-lined Rua Oscar Freire which stretches from Alameda Casa Branca to Avinda Doutor Arnaldo.  When I stepped out […]

Where To Stay In Buenos Aires

Looking to get out of Brazil for a weekend? Buenos Aires, Argentina is only a 3 hour flight and believe me it is worth the trip! Note: When you enter Buenos Aires as a foreigner for the first time you must pay $140 entrance tax.  You pay this every 10 years.  If you enjoy being […]