Tag Archive: Business Trip

Oct 01

Exploring São Paulo’s Municipal Market

As soon as anyone I interacted with knew I was visiting the market, they encouraged me to visit the Hocca Bar, a São Paulo tradition, which is original creator of the city’s famous codfish pastry (pastel de bacalhau) an iconic dish that’s part of São Paulo’s cultural heritage.

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Apr 01

Wherever I lay my hat

Wherever I lay my hat I’m from everywhere and nowhere, I don’t call anywhere home. The same year I was born, Marvin Gaye wrote and recorded the song “wherever I lay my hat (that’s my home)” – maybe if hats suited me, I’d feel at home somewhere! Before I became a British expat, I lived in …

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Feb 10

Chasing the Dragon in London

According to visitlondon.com “London’s Chinese New Year celebrations are the largest outside Asia. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people descend on the West End to wish each other “Kung Hei Fat Choi” (or Happy New Year).” London 2013: Year of the Snake So with a write-up like that, I was expecting an epic event!  …

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Jan 18

40 days and 40 Nights

40 days and 40 nights. 40 is a magical biblical number. It is also the same duration as my business trip to London. “A 40-something time period, whether days, months, or years is ALWAYS a period of testing, trial, probation, or chastisement”

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Dec 08

Impressive Cathedral da Se, Scary Location

Religious Focal Point It’s walking distance from Liberdade to the Cathedral da Se.  The great thing about Cathedrals is they make great landmarks.  Sao Paulo is a city full of high rises, and it’s difficult to get your bearings, but a spire is easy to spot – and when there’s two talls ones to head for, …

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Nov 20

Feira da Liberdade, São Paulo

Sunday Sightseeing It’s Sunday, and I keep hearing about the fabulous markets in São Paulo.  I’m tired from my flight, but I’m determined to make the most of my time here.  So after a quick change of clothes, I grab my camera and head out into the great unknown. Little Japan I’ve lost count of the …

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Nov 14

Melissa: The Art of Shoes in Brazil

Sao Paulo’s Melissa Galeria merges the retro-futuristic ’60 vibe, with Barbie girl glamour & the convenience of on-line browsing into 1 modern retail experience. If you’re a shoe-girl – this should pique your interest.

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Oct 17

São Paulo Phone Booth Street Art

Call parade art installation in Sao Paulo Brazil using Hood Phone Booths as the canvas. My favourite was “Live Connected” by Juarez Fagundes on Avenue Paulista. This has to make you smile!

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Aug 09

Perceptions of São Paulo Brazil

Before my 1st business trip to Brazil, I decided to research my destination. Although initial perceptions were about carnivals and jungle, the reality of Sao Paulo turned out to be a little more different.

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Dec 17

Soho Days and Oxford Street Stroll

Refuel at the Soho Hotel I was only staying in London for 2 days, and one of those was spent sequestered in a meeting room adjacent to the Refuel Restaurant at the Soho Hotel.  This cosmopolitan hotel, tucked just off Dean Street, showed no sight of being impacted by the troubled British economy. I arrived …

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Dec 10

Black Cabs and Chrismas Lights in London

I always look forward to my London-arrival black cab rides. It’s a great way to ease myself back into the familiarity of my old stomping ground, and to see if I can pass for a local — after all these years in the States. I usually get sussed!

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