A Typical Sampa Saturday

A typical Sampa Saturday is a MUST visit to Vinte Cinco de Marco and Mercado Municipal.

Rua Vinte Cinco de Marco ( 25 March Street) is a popular commerce area in the center of Sao Paulo. There are 3 main shopping areas where you can find all kinds of interesting markets and shops. You can find pretty much anything and it’s almost like the “Wuai” of Brazil, only different. Most of the shops in this area are owned by Lebanese and Chinese immigrants. Items are generally low priced and are often “fake” items. It was very interesting!

After you get your fill of shopping, a stop at Mercado Municipal is in order. It is one of “the most” traditional gourmet places in Sao Paulo. There is a wide variety of the best fruits and vegetables, meats and seafood and the best part is the Gourmet lounge where you can try tasty dishes. The Mercado was opened in January 1933 and has many beautiful stained glass windows.

Saturday mornings are ALWAYS busy here. The building and stain glass windows were so beautiful, but the crowds were crazy. While we were at the Mercado we had to try the famous Bacalhau (codfish) Pastels.

Pastels are delicious
Pastels are delicious

Bacalhau
Bacalhau

We had such a great morning!

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I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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