Monday, July 10, 2006
...são paulo it's all about the food
well, great food and some great shopping too :) just came back this morning (terrible flight, and had to go to work this afternoon so I'm still a bit zombie) and I just wanted to say that I had a great time during the weekend, especially thanks to Glá, who besides being even nicer and more beautiful in person, took me for a really unforgettable round of shopping. São Paulo is a crafster's shopping paradise, but you definitely have to know your way around, or else it can be very chaotic. I'll post some photos tomorrow of a few things I got (fabrics, loads of fabrics .. and some japanese books as well) and a list of the shops we went to, in case anyone is interested. Now the food is also something else - being such a multicultural city, you can practically find any kind of restaurant available. Not being a big fan of brazilian cuisine, I am however a huge fan of japanese food, and São Paulo being one of the largest japanese communities abroad I had to try a few of the restaurants.
Glá took me to Sushi Guekko, located in the japanese "Liberdade" neighborhood and later in the day my cousin took me to another one near the Ibirapuera mall where she lives (can't remember the name ..)- both amazing, and I ate so much I nearly exploded ... and yesterday a yummy lunch at "Chi Fu", one of the most popular chinese restaurants, also located in "Liberdade", before my flight back.
what else ? oh yes, the work itself went smoothly, and the project seems to have good possibilities, so it's possible I might have to go back a couple more times before the end of the year, so all in all a very productive trip ;)