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View Poll Results: US city most like Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Honolulu, Hawaii 4 26.67%
Houston, Texas 0 0%
Los Angeles, California 7 46.67%
Miami/Miami Beach, Florida 4 26.67%
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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I think culture is very similar to Los Angeles.

When I was in SP/Rio...everyone there compared Sao Paulo to NYC and Rio to L.A. It made perfect sense. All of the beaches, the fashion, the tv and entertainment, the plastic surgery, etc.

In the aesthetic sense....Rio is an incredibly beautiful place. So, of the four listed, Honolulu with the mountains and beaches and scenery.

I agree with this "Sao Paulo - NYC, Rio - L.A." association.

In my view:

Sao Paulo - the NYC of Brazil

Rio de Janeiro
- the L.A. of Brazil

Belo Horizonte - the Chicago of Brazil

Fortaleza
- the Miami of Brazil

Salvador
- the New Orleans of Brazil

Belém
- the Seattle of Brazil (because of the rainy climate, and relative isolation in a NorthWest position)
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:25 AM
 
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I agree with this "Sao Paulo - NYC, Rio - L.A." association.

Belém[/b] - the Seattle of Brazil (because of the rainy climate, and relative isolation in a NorthWest position)
I was born and raised in Seattle and I always compare it to Porto Alegre when people ask me about where I am from. Never been to Belem.
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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I agree with this "Sao Paulo - NYC, Rio - L.A." association.

In my view:

Sao Paulo - the NYC of Brazil

Rio de Janeiro
- the L.A. of Brazil

Belo Horizonte - the Chicago of Brazil

Fortaleza
- the Miami of Brazil

Salvador
- the New Orleans of Brazil

Belém
- the Seattle of Brazil (because of the rainy climate, and relative isolation in a NorthWest position)
I agree with SP, Rio, and BH but after that we have some differences, Miami could be Fortaleza or Salvador. I think Recife is a better New Orleans.

For Seattle I would say Porto Alegre has another poster said. It also rains a lot there. Porto Alegre could also be compared to SF or Boston. Curtiba could compete with Porto Alegre for Seattle, SF, and Boston.

Brasillia is DC.

Floripa Honolulu.
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Macao
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How is Florianapolis like Honolulu? Just curious.

I love Brazil and I love Honolulu....but I completely bypassed seeing/visiting Floripa when I was down there...
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:13 AM
 
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How is Florianapolis like Honolulu? Just curious.

I love Brazil and I love Honolulu....but I completely bypassed seeing/visiting Floripa when I was down there...
Ive never been to either, but I have to Hawaii and lots of Brasil so let explain my reasoning.

Hawaii is unique so nowhere can really compare it. However, Floripa is a city similar in size to Honolulu and built on beach tourism. It is somewhere you go to escape life and enjoy the beach. Also supposedly it is very tropical and beautiful natural, cant compete with Hawaii though.
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:19 PM
 
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Ive never been to either, but I have to Hawaii and lots of Brasil so let explain my reasoning.

Hawaii is unique so nowhere can really compare it. However, Floripa is a city similar in size to Honolulu and built on beach tourism. It is somewhere you go to escape life and enjoy the beach. Also supposedly it is very tropical and beautiful natural, cant compete with Hawaii though.
I've been to both but I was really young when I went to Honolulu. For me Floripa is more like the central coast of California, around Santa Barbara. Floripa is not tropical but subtropical and gets cool at night in the winter. Nice town but starting to get more crowded and growing in a disorganized manner.
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Old 07-30-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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And Brasilia = Washington, DC?

I don't think those city analogies make much sense, the whole mentality and culture is just so different...
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:28 PM
 
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And Brasilia = Washington, DC?

I don't think those city analogies make much sense, the whole mentality and culture is just so different...
Both are capitals of their prospective government...

Rio is not LA.

SP is not NYC.

However, the whole point of this thread was to compare Rio to a US city. Some people took it further and compared other Brazilian to American cities. I think the Brasilia-DC analogy holds.
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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I've been to both but I was really young when I went to Honolulu. For me Floripa is more like the central coast of California, around Santa Barbara. Floripa is not tropical but subtropical and gets cool at night in the winter. Nice town but starting to get more crowded and growing in a disorganized manner.
Floripa is much bigger than Santa Barbara. I guess there might not be a good city in the US to compare Floripa to.
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Floripa is much bigger than Santa Barbara. I guess there might not be a good city in the US to compare Floripa to.
Without having been to Floripa, but following the discussion, how about San Diego?
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