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São Paulo Touristic Tour, Brazil – Museums

In Brazil, São Paulo on December 30, 2012 at 3:30 pm
Museu de Arte de São Paulo(MASP)

Museu de Arte de São Paulo(MASP) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is not an easy task to write about the place you were born and grew up with a tourist view. Being back in the city after three years, I realised that there were many places I only knew from buses or trains windows, so I decided to put in practice the São Paulo touristic tour. For the past week I have visited parks, museums and restaurants, which I have never been and also places I visited a long time ago.

I have split the visits into  3 parts (posts): Museums, Restaurants and Parks. There will be many other places to visit in São Paulo, rather than the ones I will suggest, so if you would like to know more about any specific place I have not written about it, please feel free to comment or even suggest places to visit.

São Paulo Museums

I confess that during my trips to hang out in museums, it is not my cup of tea; I rather walk around on the streets to get lost and find hidden places than anything else. However, I always make the museums circuits as well.

Pinacoteca do Estado

Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo – Brazil

Pinacoteca – Located just next to Luz station, it is a 19th century building, the gallery collection include big names of the Brazilian art since allegories from 18th century to contemporary artists. Tickets for just USD 3.00. Do you want to know more information about Pinacoteca? click HERE

Museu da Língua Portuguesa (Portuguese Language Museum) – Just across the Pinacoteca’s street. There is a great timeline describing the origins of the Brazilian Portuguese language and a movie theatre, which after the movie turns into a multimedia exposition for texts and poems of big Brazilian authors. Unfortunately, all the content in the museum is available only in Portuguese, but it is worth going there to check it out, it is a great experience. Do you want to know more information about Portuguese Language Museum click HERE

Multimedia-Museu da Lingua-Portuguesa

Museu da Língua Portuguesa – Multimedia Exposition

MASP (Museum of Art of São Paulo) – The museum’s collection include artists such as Monet, Van Gogh and many others. It is located on Avenida Paulista just opposite to Trianon Park.  Do you want to know more information about MASP click HERE

Museu Paulista – Located in Ipiranga, the building is a monument to celebrate the Brazilian independence. The exposition includes from period clothes to period public cars and there is a beautiful French styled garden in front of the building. From the top floor you are able to see another monument just next to Ipiranga River, place where happened the shout of liberty proclaimed by Dom Pedro I. Do you want to know more information about Museu Paulista? Click HERE

Museu Paulista

Museu Paulista, São Paulo – Brazil

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Lost in translation in Mallorca, Spain

In Spain on December 7, 2012 at 5:11 pm
Fornalutx-Spain-Streets-Mallorca

Street – Fornalutx, Spain

I love Europe and love even more Spain, maybe because the people are so welcoming and the cities are so charming.

My last trip to Spain was last September, when I visited Palma, Mallorca, more specifically, Fornalutx, a stunning village located on the top of a mountainous valley, which it has been considered one of the prettiest villages and also received prizes and nominations as one of the most embellished and well maintained village in Spain by the country’s Secretary of Tourism. I was not disappointed and the place’s beauty overcame all of my expectations.

Soller-Spain-Street-Mallorca

Street in Soller, Spain

There are many things you could do around the area such as hiking and bike ride, if you feel like doing some shopping I would recommend you to go down to Soller, which it is just about 2 km distance from Fornalutx.  There, you will find much more options in restaurants, cafes and shops. You can even take a tram ride to get to the beach in Palma, where you can have the best fresh seafood in town, at great restaurants with spectacular views looking over the marina.

Every single little corner in Mallorca is a great surprise; the stone houses mixed up with the green from the trees on the top of the hills are stunning. The sound of animals such as goats, cows and dogs really it makes you feel like completely isolated from the rest of the world.

The weather is quite hot, however, I highly recommend you to take a walk around and explore the tinny little paths from Fornalutx to Soller, I am sure you will fall in love with the place, I am already thinking about going back as soon as I have the opportunity to do it.

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Night out in Kuta, Bali

In Indonesia on December 6, 2012 at 2:35 pm
Budha's heads store in Seminyak, Bali

Budha’s heads store in Seminyak, Bali

Bali is one of my favourite places in Asia to visit. Firstly, because even though Indonesia is mostly a Muslim country, there is a strong Buddhist culture there, what make the place unique and fascinating; and secondly, the villas and hotels are so amazing and confortable that you can easily get used to such pampering and it will be hard to go back to the routine afterwards.

On a previous post I described my favourite place in Bali, Ubud. You can check it out on my post “My first Bali trip ever”. Today, I would like to give you a run down about the popular Kuta in Seminyak, which is a very well known place for its parties.

Located just a short drive from Depansar Airport, Kuta is a very common destination between Australians and it is the place to be to party hard. There is a very young and relaxed atmosphere everywhere with great beach clubs like Kudeta and my favorite, Potato Head. There are great resident DJs at these Beach Clubs and they also bring international attraction such as singers and DJs, you just have to check their agenda of the year.

Welcoming Drink Villa Perela - Seminyak, Bali

Welcoming Drink Villa Perela – Seminyak, Bali

The best time of the year to visit Kuta is during July and August, if you are looking for good parties, now if you are like me and prefer to stay during a low season period the best time to go it is during February and March. There is quite good weather all year round, so do not be afraid to visit during the low season.

Where to stay: Villa Perela

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