History UsefulNotes / SaoPaulo

24th Jul '16 10:57:34 AM Beatlemania
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* Its high proportion of immigrants. Nearly everyone in São Paulo has some sort of immigrant ancestry, and almost half of that from Italy. It has the largest community of expat Japanese and descendants in the world, and the largest Jewish community in Latin America. It also has sizeable Turkish, Lebanese, Chinese, Korean, Greek, Bolivian, and Polish communities. The Italian influence is responsible for a great deal of the cultural differences with the rest of the country, and to the particular accent that ''Paulistanos'' have. "Brazilian" culture, being largely an amalgam of regional cultures from other parts of the country, is ever-so-subtly foreign to paulistanos.

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* Its high proportion of immigrants. Nearly everyone in São Paulo has some sort of immigrant ancestry, and almost half of that from Italy. It has the largest community of expat Japanese [[Japanese]] and descendants in the world, and the largest Jewish [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} Jewish]] community in Latin America. It also has sizeable Turkish, Lebanese, Chinese, Korean, Greek, Bolivian, [[UsefulNotes/{{Turkey}} Turkish]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Lebanon}} Lebanese]], [[UsefulNotes/{{China}} Chinese]], [[UsefulNotes/{{SouthKorea}} Korean]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Greece}} Greek]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Bolivia}} Bolivian]], and Polish [[UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} Polish]] communities. The Italian [[UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} Italian]] influence is responsible for a great deal of the cultural differences with the rest of the country, and to the particular accent that ''Paulistanos'' have. "Brazilian" culture, being largely an amalgam of regional cultures from other parts of the country, is ever-so-subtly foreign to paulistanos.
24th Jul '16 10:05:33 AM Beatlemania
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[[caption-width-right:350:One of the city with the most high-rises in the world; a sea of buildings.[[labelnote:*]] Image credit to Luigi Di Serio[[/labelnote]]]]
22nd Jun '16 1:28:07 PM lord_puppy
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* Its [[BlatantLies gentle and sunny]] weather. São Paulo is euphemistically nicknamed ''Cidade da Garoa'' by older Brazilians (Lit. "city of drizzle"). In reality, the characteristic drizzle, if it was ever this common, now mostly gives way to violent, sudden thunderstorms. Most days in São Paulo will see a mixture of sunlight and clouds, with amenable temperatures. Sudden, heavy, but short-lived rains are always a possibility, especially cose to 4-6PM. These are referred to as "pancadas de chuva", or a "pounding of rain", for lack of a better translation. Strong winds are not uncommon, and sudden, unpredictable temperature shifts are considered the norm. The monsoons during the summer cause floods - usually tragic, thanks to insufficient drainage. Most if not all small streams in the city have been paved over, leaving underground galleries that can't accommodate the water flow during heavy rain, and both major rivers are surrounded by multi-lane highways.

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* Its [[BlatantLies gentle and sunny]] weather. São Paulo is euphemistically nicknamed ''Cidade da Garoa'' by older Brazilians (Lit. "city of drizzle"). In reality, the characteristic drizzle, if it was ever this common, now mostly gives way to violent, sudden thunderstorms. Most days in São Paulo will see a mixture of sunlight and clouds, with amenable temperatures. Sudden, heavy, but short-lived rains are always a possibility, especially cose to around 4-6PM. These are referred to as "pancadas de chuva", or a "pounding of rain", for lack of a better translation. Strong winds are not uncommon, and sudden, unpredictable temperature shifts are considered the norm. The monsoons during the summer cause floods - usually tragic, thanks to insufficient drainage. Most if not all small streams in the city have been paved over, leaving underground galleries that can't accommodate the water flow during heavy rain, and both major rivers are surrounded by multi-lane highways.
22nd Jun '16 1:27:16 PM lord_puppy
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* Its [[BlatantLies gentle and sunny]] weather. São Paulo is euphemistically nicknamed ''Cidade da Garoa'' by older Brazilians (Lit. "city of drizzle"). In reality, the characteristic drizzle, if it was ever this common, now mostly gives way to violent, sudden thunderstorms. São Paulo sees very little sunlight - it is overcast most days of the year [[note]]Actually, São Paulo has a lot of sunlight, even during the wet season. Its ever-changing weather may fill the sky with clouds and have rain for two hours and then get sunny again. However, this might be counted as a cloudy day. [[/note]]. Its weather resembles a warmer Seattle. Paulistanos seem to sometimes [[OurVampiresAreDifferent shy away from the sun]] in warmer Brazilian cities. Strong winds are not uncommon, and sudden, unpredictable temperature shifts are considered the norm. The monsoons during the summer cause floods - usually tragic, thanks to insufficient drainage. Most if not all small streams in the city have been paved over, leaving underground galleries that can't accommodate the water flow during heavy rain, and both major rivers are surrounded by multi-lane highways.
* Its food. With so many ethnic groups put together, and such a great Italian population (Nearly 40% of S. Paulo's population was Italian at one point) the city has great restaurants. São Paulo has something of a gourmet culture. Sushi bars are ubiquitous, as is the more drinking-oriented kind of bar - and a bar in São Paulo is only truly successful if it also serves good food. In particular, Paulistanos, much like New Yorkers, believe their city to be the only place on Earth to get a decent pizza and will scoff at pale imitations produced in other parts of the country. Their pizza is fairly different from the American or Italian variations on the dish, but no less loved and delicious for it. Just don't put [[BerserkButton ketchup on it]].

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* Its [[BlatantLies gentle and sunny]] weather. São Paulo is euphemistically nicknamed ''Cidade da Garoa'' by older Brazilians (Lit. "city of drizzle"). In reality, the characteristic drizzle, if it was ever this common, now mostly gives way to violent, sudden thunderstorms. Most days in São Paulo sees very little will see a mixture of sunlight - it is overcast most days of the year [[note]]Actually, São Paulo has a lot of sunlight, even during the wet season. Its ever-changing weather may fill the sky and clouds, with clouds and have rain amenable temperatures. Sudden, heavy, but short-lived rains are always a possibility, especially cose to 4-6PM. These are referred to as "pancadas de chuva", or a "pounding of rain", for two hours and then get sunny again. However, this might be counted as lack of a cloudy day. [[/note]]. Its weather resembles a warmer Seattle. Paulistanos seem to sometimes [[OurVampiresAreDifferent shy away from the sun]] in warmer Brazilian cities.better translation. Strong winds are not uncommon, and sudden, unpredictable temperature shifts are considered the norm. The monsoons during the summer cause floods - usually tragic, thanks to insufficient drainage. Most if not all small streams in the city have been paved over, leaving underground galleries that can't accommodate the water flow during heavy rain, and both major rivers are surrounded by multi-lane highways.
* Its food. With so many ethnic groups put together, and such a great Italian population (Nearly 40% of S. Paulo's population was Italian at one point) the city has great restaurants. São Paulo has something of a gourmet culture. Sushi bars are ubiquitous, as is the more drinking-oriented kind of bar - and a bar in São Paulo is only truly successful if it also serves good food. In particular, Paulistanos, much like New Yorkers, believe their city to be the only place on Earth to get a decent pizza and will scoff at pale imitations produced in other parts of the country. Their pizza is fairly different from the American or Italian variations on the dish, but no less loved and delicious for it. Just don't put [[BerserkButton ketchup on it]].[[note]]Ketchup on pizza is a carioca (i.e. from Rio) custom[[/note]]
5th Jan '16 3:36:20 PM ThenWhyNot
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* Its [[BlatantLies gentle and sunny]] weather. São Paulo is euphemistically nicknamed ''Cidade da Garoa'' by older Brazilians (Lit. "city of drizzle"). In reality, the characteristic drizzle, if it was ever this common, now mostly gives way to violent, sudden thunderstorms. São Paulo sees very little sunlight - it is overcast most days of the year. Its weather resembles a warmer Seattle. Paulistanos seem to sometimes [[OurVampiresAreDifferent shy away from the sun]] in warmer Brazilian cities. Strong winds are not uncommon, and sudden, unpredictable temperature shifts are considered the norm. The monsoons during the summer cause floods - usually tragic, thanks to insufficient drainage. Most if not all small streams in the city have been paved over, leaving underground galleries that can't accommodate the water flow during heavy rain, and both major rivers are surrounded by multi-lane highways.

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* Its [[BlatantLies gentle and sunny]] weather. São Paulo is euphemistically nicknamed ''Cidade da Garoa'' by older Brazilians (Lit. "city of drizzle"). In reality, the characteristic drizzle, if it was ever this common, now mostly gives way to violent, sudden thunderstorms. São Paulo sees very little sunlight - it is overcast most days of the year.year [[note]]Actually, São Paulo has a lot of sunlight, even during the wet season. Its ever-changing weather may fill the sky with clouds and have rain for two hours and then get sunny again. However, this might be counted as a cloudy day. [[/note]]. Its weather resembles a warmer Seattle. Paulistanos seem to sometimes [[OurVampiresAreDifferent shy away from the sun]] in warmer Brazilian cities. Strong winds are not uncommon, and sudden, unpredictable temperature shifts are considered the norm. The monsoons during the summer cause floods - usually tragic, thanks to insufficient drainage. Most if not all small streams in the city have been paved over, leaving underground galleries that can't accommodate the water flow during heavy rain, and both major rivers are surrounded by multi-lane highways.
20th Nov '15 8:13:07 PM SSJMagus
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First of all, it isn't Sao Paolo or San Pablo. It's ''São Paulo'' (literally ''Saint Paul'',[[note]]Yes, like [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities the capital of Minnesota]][[/note]] because it was founded on January 25).

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First of all, it isn't Sao Paolo or San Pablo. [[note]]Remember, Brazilians speak Portuguese, not Spanish.[[/note]] It's ''São Paulo'' (literally ''Saint Paul'',[[note]]Yes, like [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities the capital of Minnesota]][[/note]] because it was founded on January 25).
7th May '15 10:53:13 AM Harpsichord
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* TurmaDaMonica (Monica's gang) takes place mainly in São Paulo, although this rarely referenced.

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* TurmaDaMonica (Monica's gang) takes place mainly in São Paulo, although this is rarely referenced.
28th Jun '14 6:08:29 PM karstovich2
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In other words, if you need a comparison: São Paulo=New York with Los Angeles' traffic, Boston's street plan, and Seattle's rain, at the same latitude as Miami (each is about 25 degrees south or north of the Equator, respectively).

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In other words, if you need a comparison: São Paulo=New York with Los Angeles' traffic, Boston's street plan, and Seattle's rain, at the same latitude as Miami (each Miami.[[note]]each is about 25 degrees south or north of the Equator, respectively).
respectively[[/note]] And they wonder why the tourists go to Rio...
7th Mar '14 9:58:58 PM Aiguille
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* {{Blindness}}, the 2008 film based on the José Saramago same-name novel

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* {{Blindness}}, Film/{{Blindness}}, the 2008 film based on the José Saramago same-name novel
26th Nov '13 3:19:35 PM karstovich2
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In other words, if you need a comparison: São Paulo=New York with Los Angeles' traffic, Boston's street plan, and Seattle's rain, at the same latitude as Miami (each is about 25 degrees south or north of the Equator, respectively).
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