courtesy of VisitBrasil
Since the Miss Universe 2011 beauties will start arriving in Sao Paulo this coming August 21 (that’s already very close!), I thought it best to blog about the host city for those who want to know a bit more about the place.
With a population numbering around 20 million, Sao Paulo is easily the largest (and the richest) city in Brazil. It is also an important commercial and financial hub in the whole of South America, aside from having one of the most diverse ethnicities anywhere in the world.
Must-see tourist sites include Ibirapuera Park, Avenida Paulista and the Cathedral of Sao Paulo. If you’re interested in going around and beyond the fringes of the city, you should include visits to Bixiga (Little Italy), Liberdade (Little Chinatown that actually looks more like a Little Asia), Itaim Bibi, Vila Madalena and Pinheiros. if you want to know more, visit the official tourism website by clicking HERE.
Accommodations-wise, check out your options (with helpful reviews) with Tripadvisor so you can plan your budget and walking-around money. I’m sure you’ll find one that rightly fits the bill.
The city is usually cold and dry during the winter season months from June-August, but the temperature is going to be unusually hot once close to a hundred gorgeous beauties from around the world fire up its streets and sights for the annual celebration of beauty that is Miss Universe 2011.
The ladies competing this year will undoubtedly have a grand carnival time of their lives in Sao Paulo, as they will be treated with the warm hospitality of its people. I can already imagine the wide variety of fun activities they’ll be doing, including a Ricky Martin concert.
Watch out for this blog once I begin posting regular updates about Miss Universe 2011 in Sao Paulo starting next week up to a couple of days after the 12th of September when we shall have already known who the crowned winner will be.
Bem-vindos a São Paulo! 😉