Health, safety, and sight-seeing in Sao Paulo
May 31, 2008 6:06 AM Subscribe
What should I know before my trip to Sao Paulo?
posted by JDHarper to travel & transportation around Sao Paulo, Brazil (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm taking trip to Sao Paulo next week, and I had a few questions as someone who has never been out of the United States before.
1. Is it safe to drink the water in the city? I know that everyone says "don't drink the water" in Mexico and in small villages, but the third biggest city in the world should have decent water filtration, right?
2. In my research I keep coming across people talking about the high crime rate in Sao Paulo. Am I really that likely to be robbed while I'm there? Are there particular parts of the city I should avoid?
3. I've been looking around the internet for stuff to do and see while I'm in the city. Any recommendations? I'll be there for the better part of a week, and I only know a handful of phrases in Portuguese.
4. Any other advice about going to Sao Paulo?