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As the biggest city in South America, Sao Paulo has a diverse population of 10 million.  It is a vibrant city with multinational cuisine and art.  The restaurants in Jardins district will satisfy the worldwide needs of diners; but they should not be your only stop.  The shopping frenzy, world-class museums and dynamic neighbourhood tours are some of the top activities in Sao Paulo to keep you engaged with the city pulse.

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Aerial view of Juquehy Beach, Sao Paulo, Brazil  (Copyright: Gustavo Frazao)

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Aerial View of Camburi Beach, Sao Paulo, Brazil  (Copyright: Gustavo Frazao)

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Beach in Caraguatatuba in Sao Paulo, Brazil  (Copyright: Filipe Frazao)

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View of the first, second and third beach from the lighthouse. Morro de Sao Paulo. Brazil.  (Copyright: Ericsmandes)

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MORRO DE SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – APRIL 28, 2012: Boat on the shore and beach with palm trees and sand in Boipeba Island Beach Morro de Sao Paulo, Salvador, Brazil  (kovgabor / Shutterstock)

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Ubatuba, Brazil – February 10th 2013 – Local people enjoying a beautiful sunny day in Ubatuba beach, north shore of Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (LMspencer / Shutterstock)

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Monument in Ibirapuera Park, Sao Paulo, Brazil  (Copyright: Filipe Frazao)

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Ipiranga in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Latin America  (Copyright: Filipe Frazao)

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Marginal Pinheiros in Sao Paulo, Brazil  (Copyright: Filipe Frazao)

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – October 13: Paulista Avenue on October 13, 2013, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Paulista is one of the most important avenues in Sao Paulo with 2.8 kilometer of thoroughfare.  (Filipe Frazao / Shutterstock)

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Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 29, 2016: facade of the USP-Sao Francisco law school in downtown Sao Paulo  (Alf Ribeiro / Shutterstock)

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – October 13: Cyclists on Paulista Avenue on October 13, 2013, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Paulista is one of the most important avenues in Sao Paulo with 2.8 kilometer.  (Filipe Frazao / Shutterstock)

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – JUNE 18: Luz train station, railway station built in the late nineteenth century, on June 18, 2012 in Sao Paulo.  (cifotart / Shutterstock)

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Sao Paulo, Brazil, February 04, 2016: Inside to wagon of yellow line to subway. The system length of 66 km and passenger traffic for day 4 million.  (Alf Ribeiro / Shutterstock)

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Sao Paulo, Brazil – March 31. Brazilian girl holding a snake in a biker event on March 31th, 2012 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Will Rodrigues / Shutterstock)

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL, December 03, 2014: task force paints the wall in Sao Paulo, Brazil  (Alf Ribeiro / Shutterstock)

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Sao Paulo, Brazil – October 13, 2010: Liberdade Street neighborhood. Neighborhood most Japanese immigrants arrived in Brazil in the early twentieth century XX  (Alf Ribeiro / Shutterstock)

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Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 21, 2015. Beco do Batman is a popular tourist destination because of the dense concentration of graffiti that line the streets.in the Vila Madalena neighborhood  (Alf Ribeiro / Shutterstock)

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Sao Paulo – September 21: Liberdade Street neighborhood. Neighborhood most Japanese immigrants arrived in Brazil in the early twentieth century XX- Sao Paulo, Brazil, september 21, 2013.  (Vitoriano Junior / Shutterstock)

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – FEBRUARY 3, 2015: Fruit stall in Mercado Municipal market in Sao Paulo, Brazil  (Matyas Rehak / Shutterstock)

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – FEBRUARY 3, 2015: View of Mercado Municipal market in Sao Paulo, Brazil  (Matyas Rehak / Shutterstock)

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – MAY 17, 2015: An unidentified group of people in the hand made sausage sandwich stand in street fair market in Sao Paulo.  (MAR Photography / Shutterstock)

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Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 29 2015: Gastronomic fair in Oswaldo Cruz Square and Paulista Avenue, downtown Sao Paulo.  (Alf Ribeiro / Shutterstock)

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – CIRCA SEPTEMBER 2014: People eating at Municipal Market (Mercado Municipal) in Sao Paulo.  (Filipe Frazao / Shutterstock)

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – CIRCA SEPTEMBER 2014: Municipal Market (Mercado Municipal) in Sao Paulo. Its a huge and bustling market with local fruit, vegetable, spice or condiment you could ask for.  (Filipe Frazao / Shutterstock)

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – AUG 3: Sao Jorge Bar and Restaurant in Antonio Prado Square on August 3, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This is the most famous square in Sao Paulo.  (Filipe Frazao / Shutterstock)

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Caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail made with Cachaca, sugar cane hard liquor, Sao Paulo, Brazil  (Copyright: T photography)

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – CIRCA AUGUST 2014: People enjoy the Ibirapuera Park. Ibirapuera Park is the largest park in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Filipe Frazao / Shutterstock)

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Sao Paulo, Brazil – July 11, 2012: Municipal theater of Sao Paulo at night. Built in 1903 and opened in 1911, with the opera Hamlet, of Ambrose Thomas.  (Alf Ribeiro / Shutterstock)

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Night view of the Obelisk of Sao Paulo Ibirapuera park.  (Copyright: cifotart)

Useful Reference

Sao Paulo – A Guide To Exploring This South American Gem
By J. Ben Pate

Big cities have a quality or series of qualities that just attract people. Some love the parties that never end, while others like just being around a lot of people and soaking in the atmosphere. It’s these qualities that attracts visitors every year to the busiest cities in the world. This brings to mind cities like New York or London, but there are some different cities that don’t get recognized as often, though they should be. Cities like Sao Paulo are culturally colorful, very diverse in population and tradition, and super trendy. Sao Paulo is the largest city in the Southern Hemisphere, and it provides an incredible city experience. Before you go on your trip, you will have to fill out a passport application first.

If you need to get a passport or renew or anything else, consider capitalizing on online passport services. Online passport services make the passport acquisition process so much easier. These sites specialize in something called expedited passport delivery, which means that you get to pick when your passport gets delivered, and you can be sure it reaches you by that date. There are also many other services available, like how to replace a damaged passport.

There is no shortage of things to do and see while in Sao Paulo. Picking what to do can be tough, but rely on your personal taste. One thing that is highly recommended in Sao Paulo is the nightlife, so be sure to spend a night out on the town. One of the reasons it’s so highly recommended is that there is something for everyone: dance clubs of all types, jazz clubs, comedy clubs, and a whole lot more.

One of the places the locals absolutely love is Ibirapuera Park. While this park is definitely a beautiful spot to just stop and relax, it offers a lot more than your standard park does. There are tons of bike paths, paths for running and walking, a beautiful glittering lake, a forested area, all sorts of sports sections, as well as a couple art galleries. Definitely try some of what the vendors sell, and explore the area surrounding the park as well.

If you want to experience a little bit of the surrounding natural environment around Sao Paulo, head to Serra da Cantareira. This local mountain range is home to a very important State Park and historic center. Here, in the genuine tropical rainforest, you will find the largest howler monkey colony in all of Brazil. One of the main reasons this spot is so valued in Brazil is the natural geological formations: springs, streams, and reservoirs all provide water which is stored in stunning natural rock caverns called cantaros.

Definitely try to do as much as you can during your stay in Sao Paulo simply because there is so much to do. Just don’t forget to fill out a passport application to get started. Remember that you can download an application online and sign up for expedited shipping service, and you can browse through other services like too, like ones that can help you figure out how to solve a damaged passport issue.

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