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View Poll Results: Brazils best
Sao Paulo 10 43.48%
Rio 13 56.52%
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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Which of these cities are better tourist destinations?
Will Rio be more known than Sao Paulo because of the Olympics in 2016?
If you had to live in one of these cities which one would you pick and why would you pick it?

Last edited by JMT; 06-29-2012 at 10:38 PM.. Reason: The rules have changed. City vs. City is strictly for only North American cities now.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Sao Paulo with a passion.....that's my second home.

I do adore Rio too tho.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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Close. Rio has the geography going for it but Sao Paulo looks higher level.

Rio
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3561/3...2a4_z.jpg?zz=1


Sao
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2592/3...a72b5ee5_b.jpg
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Like America, Brazil has numerous great cities: Recife, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Belem, Porto Alegre, Manaus, and Salvador to name a few.. Sao Paulo and Rio are the New York and Los Angeles have this Portuguese -speaking nation and are among some of my favorite cities.

That aside, Rio is a much better tourist destination and will only increase in prominence. It and Sao Paulo have a good competition going in my opinion. Unlike NYC and LA, they are practically right next to each other and are developing into quite a formidable megaregion.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:37 PM
 
Location: São Paulo
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As a tourist destination? It's gotta be Rio, though I still haven't made it up there yet. From a touristic perspective, it's hard to turn down the incredible beaches and what is arguably the most breathtaking physical location on the planet. However the entire coastline ranging from São Paulo to Rio is pretty incredible.

I can't argue for or against Rio as an overall city, but I can say that São Paulo is a fantastic place to be. It's congested and dirty, but man, I love it. The size is awe-inspiring, the parks--especially Ibuirapuera--are great, and the food? Better than any place I've ever eaten in my life. The pizza here makes NYC pizza taste like Papa Johns. It's truly a thing of beauty. The city is incredibly ethnically diverse, and has many interesting neighborhoods. It's also the economic power of Latin America, and hopefully will be for years to come.

The traffic here is terrible, but the expansion of the metrô is...well pretty awesome.

For now, I'm gonna stick with my new home.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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gimme the dirty city anyday
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Shouldnt this thread be in another section maybe the world?
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Brazil is a great country with great people and a fast growing economy so many great cities.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:43 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Sao Paulo is a monster. I like huge cities. Although population isn't everything it does help create a energy that small cities just never will offer.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I was just doing research on Sao Paulo last night.

I'm not a huge fan of over grown cities, and SP looks like NYC ×3. I'd rather live in Rio, and visit SP first.
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