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Cocktails, anyone?
05-24-2010, 03:45 PM (This post was last modified: 05-24-2010 03:47 PM by Mufasa.)
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RE: Cocktails, anyone?
Brutus -

I posed this query to a pal that came to work with us from Sao Paulo. She grew up there, and offers the following:
"I have the exact recipe for caipirinha at home home. The cachasa can be difficult to locate in the states. The only two ways I have seen Americans screw it up is by either adding too much sugar or too much water (or club soda...what we prefer)."
She is supposed to pass along her "secret" to me tomorrow.
She goes on:
"As far as food is concerned, he can't miss the "Churrasquerias" -- they are
steak houses but they also have chicken, sausage, etc. - they're all you
can eat, huge salad bars, etc. I call them "Major Pig-outs". Don't miss
the "pao de queijo" -- cheese bread, they are like balls with a cheese flavor
and they're always served hot. I think maybe it was in 2009 we went to a restaurant in Sao
Paulo called "Brasil a Gosto". It was in a building that must have
originally been a house and it wasn't very big but the food was excellent!
-- it was probably what you would call gourmet Brazilian food. The website
is: http://www.brasilagosto.com.br

I do know some islands as well though. If he will be in Copacabana (most famous beach in
the city) the low profile style is the best way to go, i.e, do not wear
expensive watch, jewelry and most importantly avoid the "favelas". (bad areas / slums)
Depends on the hotel he is going to stay (Marriott, Hilton, Copacabana Palace,
etc), they all give you clear instructions of areas you should avoid.
The same rules apply to Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo is huge with 19 million people
and it is a extremely energetic city like NY or Tokyo. The night live (life) is
one of the best in the world. He should get a taxi from the hotel (ask the
hotel to call for a taxi instead of ask for a taxi himself) and stay in the
safe neighborhood, i.e, Morumbi, Itaim-Bibi and Moema. Those are the place
where most of the 5 stars hotels are in the city and it much safer. Again,
avoid the "favelas".
For both cities and depending where he is going to stay and what he wants
to do, he should talk to the reception desk. They can provide him magazines
and maps and also highlight the areas he should avoid nearby.
I forgot to answer the other 2 questions: in RJ he must visit the "Jesus
Crist statue" located no Pao-de-acucar and in Sao Paulo he should visit the
Avenida Paulista (Paulista Avenue). It is the financial heart of the city,
full of sky buildings. Food: we can find anything he want in both cities.
He can have from American food (Pizza Hut, McDonalds, etc - yuk) to Indian food.
Both cities are big cities so he can find all the relevant cuisine for all
over the world 24/7."

Most of us are so caught up in life that we forget to live it.
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Cocktails, anyone? - ePhilosopher9 - 05-11-2010, 07:59 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Brutus - 05-11-2010, 08:11 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - ePhilosopher9 - 05-11-2010, 08:47 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - NWoBHM - 05-17-2010, 01:00 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - ePhilosopher9 - 05-23-2010, 10:35 AM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Sololson - 05-24-2010, 01:01 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Mufasa - 05-24-2010 03:45 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Mufasa - 05-25-2010, 06:51 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Brutus - 05-25-2010, 08:22 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - ePhilosopher9 - 05-26-2010, 09:43 AM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Mufasa - 05-26-2010, 03:35 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Brutus - 05-26-2010, 10:30 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - HardwareGrl - 06-29-2010, 07:55 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - ePhilosopher9 - 07-04-2010, 09:12 AM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Brutus - 07-04-2010, 10:00 AM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - VincentUlyssis - 07-16-2010, 07:08 AM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - catherine - 10-14-2010, 07:10 AM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Neilbubbachuck - 10-14-2010, 07:18 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Laffitupfzbl - 10-16-2010, 03:26 AM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Detroit Dan - 12-23-2010, 01:08 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Mufasa - 12-23-2010, 01:18 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Boomer - 12-23-2010, 02:42 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Neilbubbachuck - 12-23-2010, 03:42 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Mufasa - 12-23-2010, 03:49 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Boomer - 12-23-2010, 04:13 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Neilbubbachuck - 12-23-2010, 10:19 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - 2Beers - 12-24-2010, 07:26 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - RN-PRN - 12-24-2010, 08:11 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Mufasa - 12-31-2010, 02:30 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Boomer - 12-31-2010, 02:50 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Bageleth - 12-31-2010, 06:41 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - RN-PRN - 12-31-2010, 10:04 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - 2Beers - 01-03-2011, 09:23 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Boomer - 01-04-2011, 08:35 AM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - 2Beers - 01-05-2011, 07:21 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Nanobabe - 02-05-2011, 03:13 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Boomer - 02-05-2011, 04:11 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - RN-PRN - 02-09-2011, 12:31 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - RN-PRN - 02-05-2011, 04:21 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Boomer - 02-05-2011, 04:25 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - RN-PRN - 02-05-2011, 04:29 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Boomer - 02-07-2011, 08:01 AM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Neilbubbachuck - 02-07-2011, 01:42 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - 2Beers - 02-07-2011, 06:06 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Boomer - 02-07-2011, 06:29 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - 2Beers - 02-08-2011, 09:23 AM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Boomer - 02-09-2011, 01:14 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - RN-PRN - 02-11-2011, 02:12 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Mufasa - 02-11-2011, 06:06 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - RN-PRN - 02-11-2011, 06:09 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Boomer - 02-12-2011, 12:47 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - RN-PRN - 02-18-2011, 06:16 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - 2Beers - 02-18-2011, 09:13 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Boomer - 02-19-2011, 12:38 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - RN-PRN - 02-19-2011, 01:05 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - NWoBHM - 02-19-2011, 12:43 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Boomer - 02-19-2011, 12:52 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Phillip - 07-18-2011, 10:56 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - NWoBHM - 02-19-2011, 12:59 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Mufasa - 07-18-2011, 05:05 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - burma.girl - 07-18-2011, 08:40 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Mufasa - 07-19-2011, 04:22 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Dee - 07-18-2011, 09:23 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Rey - 07-18-2011, 05:09 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Mufasa - 07-18-2011, 05:59 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Rey - 07-20-2011, 09:14 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - RN-PRN - 07-18-2011, 07:01 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Mufasa - 07-18-2011, 07:19 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - RN-PRN - 07-18-2011, 08:54 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Mufasa - 07-19-2011, 08:55 AM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - 2Beers - 07-19-2011, 01:09 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Boomer - 07-20-2011, 07:42 AM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Phillip - 07-20-2011, 09:33 AM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - NWoBHM - 07-20-2011, 09:44 AM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Boomer - 07-20-2011, 09:53 AM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Onebad70ss - 07-20-2011, 09:54 AM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Mufasa - 07-20-2011, 03:41 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - dheafey - 07-20-2011, 09:30 PM
RE: Cocktails, anyone? - Mufasa - 07-21-2011, 10:01 AM
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