Monday, 15 March 2010


On Saturday afternoon we went to see about a second-hand crib for Sophie in Aclimicao. It was a small, quiet neighbourhood with mainly houses rather than apartment blocks. There are security measures but not as much as I had expected.

We decided to walk from Alimicao to Liberdade, the Japan-town of Sao Paulo. One of the things I've been most excited about this move is the food in Sao Paulo, particularly sushi. When we lived in New York we grew a taste for fusion sushi originating from South America but then were really disappointed by the lack of choice in London.

The walk probably wasn't the best idea as there were alot of hills and it was in the midday sun! We knew we were coming into Liberdade as there were more signs in Japanese and more Asians on the street (all speaking Portuguese).

We spent the afternoon checking out various supermarkets to see what they had available, futon shops, kitchen shops (to see if they were any cheaper and if they sold electric kettles or toasters - which they sadly don't) and restaurants. We have a list of restaurants to try and from what we saw they ranged from hole-in-the-wall shops to restaurants where you could probably spend your month salary.

As we weren't quite hungry and we had been out all day with Sophie we picked up some takeaway sushi. It was R45 (£16) for 28 pieces of really good sushi and salmon.

SP 2 - 1 London

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