São Paulo Days

There is a long time since my last post! It seems that lately every post I write I begin with something like that. Anyway, we had a lot been happening around here. We had the outbreak of this Zika “thing,” Carnival celebrations going on throughout Brazil, the end of school holidays and in the middle of all of this, my husband had to go under a small surgery procedure.
The procedure itself was not a big deal, but as he chose a specialist from São Paulo to take care of his case, that implied me joining him on a trip to São Paulo and spending almost two weeks there while he recovered completely from the surgery.
Those two weeks coincided with carnival so you can imagine that this year my carnival wasn’t at all about going to the beach, enjoying blocos de carnival nor watching the Samba Schools parade in Rio. However, it was all for a great cause. It is always nice to take care of who you love, and it was the first opportunity I had to take care of someone who had so far taken care of me and had already been my nurse for more than once when I needed, my husband! Now it was my turn to pay back all his kindness! His recovery was really fine, and he was a very easy patient. He was such a good boy that I even had the chance to explore a little of the neighborhood we were staying while he took a little nap along the day.
We stayed at a hotel very well located in a neighborhood called Bela Vista, just right to Avenida Paulista. We chose this location because it was very close to the hospital and also to his doctor’s office. But I can say that even if I was going to São Paulo just for fun or tourism it would be a great area to stay. There are plenty of good hotels, nice shops, cultural centers and even a mall in a walking distance.
Those two weeks were long, especially because we missed our little boy so much (he stayed home with my Mom), but I have to confess that it was a kind of different vacation when I could read three books, go to the hotel’s gym and also rest a bit.
And then it was time to come back home! As we couldn’t fly due to doctor’s recommendations, we came by bus! After a six -and-a-half-hour ride we finally arrived home.

Here I share with you a little bit of what I saw in São Paulo. Hope you like it!



    1. Hi Jess! Good to hear from you!!! Things are fine although all the problems Brazil is going through! I’ ve been more offline than I wanted to be!!! How is everything? I have to visit Turquoise Compass, I haven’t read it for a while! Thanks for passing by and saying hello! ; )

      1. Good to hear from you too! My friend is actually teaching in Brazil and I hope to visit her someday soon! She is going to visit Rio soon. Everything is good. Living in a different place in Canada and moving again in the spring. Enjoying exploring my country. Keep in touch!

      2. Sorry I’ve been out of touch; I am back in action again (I bet you know how that is). Stay tuned for more regular postings! I’d love it if you could tell me what you’d like to see more of: travel, bucket list, pilot-wife-life, lifestyle, yoga, or turquoise inspiration (or all of the above, lol)!
        Jessica, Turquoise Compass

  1. Good morning!!! How are you? Hoping that you can post something about the Olympics. And I wanted to ask you about the situation in Rio. Take care. 🙂

  2. Beautiful pics! 🙂 It looks like Sao Paulo is a nice place for those who love art and culture, isn’t it? I’m sorry for your husband and I hope he recovers fast, but that was a nice opportunity for you to get to know a new place. What did you think of the city overall?
    This bus ride from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro seems like a great option. I found this website https://brazilbustravel.com/sao-paulo-tiete-sp-x-rio-de-janeiro-rj where you can easily check fares, schedules and buy, even without a Brazilian ID. It’s a great tip for Brazilian and foreign travellers (:

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