Posted by: Raquel | July 29, 2008

Bossa Nova

Bossa Nova Lovers…
And music lovers in general…

We have good news for you: BOSSA NA OCA!

It´s an interactive exposition, with sounds, images and stories, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bossa Nova. This counts on a high degree of interactivity and high technology, joining historical musical records and statements. It´s absolutely beautiful… take your time to visit the exposition and walk around the Ibirapuera Park.

Until September 7th. Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10 am to 9 pm. Pavilhão [Pavilion] Engenheiro Lucas Nogueira (OCA): Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral, w/o number – Pq. Ibirapuera. Tel: (+55 11) 4003-2050. R$20  (free on Tuesdays).

And here is a video of Tom Jobim, one of the greatest Brazilian songwriters (with English subtitles).

Posted by: Le Garfs | July 24, 2008

iPod Battle

So, what is an iPod Battle? People run and stab others with their iPods? What if it’s a shuffle, is that considered a not-so-good weapon? No, nothing like that! 

Teams are set up, and each team tries to play a better music than their opponent, and the winner is decided by the crowd.

The 4th Paulista edition will happen this saturday at Clube Glória, and it’s a must-go party! The teams are Freakstyle, Gossip Blogs, Rraurl and Surface To Air (The last one brought the party from France)

The party continues after the winner is decided with Database, Glow Bitches and Killer on the Dancefloor!

For discount price, R$ 15,00 – send an email to with your names.

Clube Glória is located at Rua 13 de Maio, 830, Bela Vista.

If you see me there, stop to say hello!

Check out this video from a previous iPod Battle

Posted by: Raquel | July 17, 2008


“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.”  Mark Jenkins

I was thinking of how I should start this post… Well, for me, the whole process of traveling and discovery is, sometimes, more important than the actual destination!! And I guess this quote by Mark Jenkins says it all.

There is more to travel than seeing sights and wandering around… Give it a try!! The aim of this blog is not only to give you useful and reliable information, but also to give you a taste of what São Paulo is really about 😉 

Bem-vindo… e volte sempre!