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Jardins da Independencia 1. The city of Sao Paulo feature fine and favorable weather all the year round with an average temperature hardly ever going below 25C. The hottest months of the year are considered to be January and February. Visiting of local landmarks and entertainments during this period may turn rather challenging due to the extreme heat.
2. Tourists should keep in mind than weekdays are the best time for visiting popular museums, zoological parks and other spots of tourist attraction. Those tourists planning some excursions and visits on weekends should take care of tickets in advance to avoid spending time in long queues.
3. Planning a visit to one of the local night clubs and restaurants tourists are recommended to learn the current rules in advance as many of the local establishments demand dress-code. Young people should have documents of identification by themselves as selling of alcohol drinks and spirits to young people is forbidden.
4. The main type of public transport is a bus. The city is crossed with more than a thousand of bus routes. Travel tickets can be bought in advance in special stalls located not far from bus stops or one can buy a ticket directly from a bus driver. An alternative way to travel through the city is underground.
5. At any time of the day or night tourists may use a taxi service. A taxi can be called by phone or taken from a special parking lot. A cost of a travel should better be discussed in advance. Taxi drivers may are expecting a 10% reward of a total sum of the counter. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. A waiter of a restaurant expects to get the same reward. Tips are considered to be a sign of good courtesy. Tips of 7-10% will be quite enough meanwhile in small budgetary cafes and restaurant visitors may round up a total sum to any convenient amount.
7. Shopaholics will appreciate attractive pricing policy of local shopping centers and stores. Despite low prices all the goods feature rather good quality.
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8. The city offers its foreign guests to visit a day and night market place. On its premises tourists will also find restaurants and banks apart from rows of stalls. All of the establishments located on the territory of the market are open 24/7. Market merchants welcome bargaining.
9. Tourists should keep to basic safety rules during Sao Paulo. One should not keep by oneself substantial sums of cash or valuables. Tourists opting for night city exploration should be extremely careful. It is strongly recommended not to live an area of a hotel late at night.
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What to visit being in Sao Paulo - unique sights

Congonhas Airport

From the series “The most dangerous runways in the world”
Congonhas Airport, located in the center of São Paulo, is probably the airport with the most slippery runways in the world. The bad drainage system in this case is the main danger for the experienced pilots. At present, the airport has two runways, the length of which is 1 435 and 1 940 meters. The general public is familiar with the large airport of São Paulo due to a series of terrible aircraft crashes. … Read further

Casa de Pedra

From the series “The most bizarre and fancy living houses”
The original dwellings can be found not only in the elite districts of the big metropolises. A really unique house is located in the Elander district of São Paulo. The house called Casa-de-Pedra was built by the ordinary local gardener. Just a few years ago, the poor gardener had no money to build the smallest house. He found the simple exit from the complicated situation and built the house from the various materials that have come to pass. … Read further

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Travelling to Sao Paulo - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Sao Paulo. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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