San Paulo is huge
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I didn't take a taxi because I wanted to take pictures, so I walked along the busy street. There were many policeman standing here and there, which made me feel puzzled: is San Paulo a dangerous city with high crime rate? Otherwise why do they need so many policeman?
San Paulo is the largest city in
This was the hotel I stayed when in San Paulo. It has a small swimming pool and nice cafe. The weather was a bit warm, sometimes it was raining heavily, then stoped quickly. There were many nice restaurants nearby, so it was very convenient to have lunch and dinner within walking distance from my hotel. I also saw many fashion shops along the street.
I walked around a park in the old town. Some boys were staring at me when I took pictures, but I was not afraid of them - they seem friendly. Many policemen stood here and there, which made me feel a bit safe even I saw some vagrants lying on the ground of a statue in the park.
The old opera house is an elegant building. I'm not sure if they still perform opera these days. It's located in the old downtown, which is considered to be a dangerous place to visit in the evening.
When wandering at the streets in old downtown, a guy saw me take pictures for a while, then he approached to me:"can I talk to you?". I said:"sure." then he told me about my carelessness of taking pictures without vigilance that someone might grab my camera and run away. I was surprised at his warning:"do you think this kind of thing will happen?" He replied:"of course it will happen. actually it happened to me twice already - I was robbed and lost my camera and purse".
A tour bus took me to the new opera house which was located in a huge park.
The Japanese Village represents different racial neighborhood in San Paulo. Somebody told me that there are about 200,000 Japanese living here.