The New York Times has a great article on a whirlwind 36 hour trip to the “ugliest, most dangerous city you’ll ever love.”

Several airlines fly between New York and S�o Paulo, including American, Delta, Continental, Japan Airlines and the Brazilian airline TAM. A recent online search found fares starting at $890 for early November. Better deals can sometimes be found through BACC (800-222-2746;, a New York City travel agency specializing in travel to Brazil.

The NYT recommends beginning with Culture Park to engage in some art, pickup some Brazilian-style beer (chopp), and head over to the 24 hour food market. Americans should make sure to cut through visa red tape while planning a trip since it’s still relatively dollar-friendly – or just take E-Dubs’ word for it!

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