The State of Sao Paulo Brazil!

And I got to update this one too, is a big long as took me thru a few towns in the State of Sao Paulo where the main same name city is located in Brazil. I had the opportunity over the years to visit many many times the country and once even lived there in the State of Paranà, learning the language. I would love to tell you about these towns in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil!

I am back here , as by now every year since 1994! This is inland Brazil, a place hardly ever visited by visitors, and really come on , this is the real Brazil. I am lucky to be back in the State of Sao Paulo.

I told you my travel woes in previous post, so here just tell you that landed at Guarulhos Sao Paulo airport and headed to the hotel in back country Descalvado!  Many natural wonders here to go deep into the forest I stay in town across from the Church Nossa Senhora do Belem (c 1883)  and the restaurant that feeds me always Churrasqueria Cabana.

The hotel Descalvado dates from 1888 and the only one in town; simply the best lol!  A bit of history on the mayor’s office tells us that the town came to be by 1809, and the name come from the Morro de Descalvado or hill of Descalvado, more in Portuguese here: http://www.descalvado.sp.gov.br/novoportal/prefeitura/index.php/portal/historia_desc

The Hotel Descalvado is very basic but clean and great family service with a good breakfast right in the park city center:downtown; webpage: http://www.descalvadoonline.com.br/hoteldescalvado/apartamentos.htm

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Across the street from the hotel you have the Church Nossa Senhora do Belem: a nice Church with a double tower front and nice decoration but simple inside. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/senhoradobelem/

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I eat at the usual and very good Churrasqueria Cabana right across from the Church and Hotel.  You take your food and weighted at the counter ,than go to eat and pay on way out. All kinds of meats and fish, entrées, and dessert wash down with good brahma local beers.  Here is their page in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cabanachurrascaria/

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Another day we visit a new place just started by a young couple to serve home made beers in a steakhouse , this is Baro steakhouse and brewery right in city center Descalvado. The food , service and of course homemade beers were great, to be revisit and good luck with the business: more in Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/barosteakhouse/

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In other opportunities visiting this area I had my dinner with friends at choperia Caneçao in Descalvado, cuts thin slices of beef and breaded seafood with nice chopes or beers in the terrace right next to the road, nice ambiance, relax, and friendly service.  The Chopperia Ze  Rissi, amongst others all were good. The food was good, nice prices, and great local company and service in all.

On the way by car from Descalvado to Paulinia we passed by a secondary road where we saw a replica of a Spanish castle of Almansa very nicely done see photo. More on their Facebook page here : https://www.facebook.com/casteloalmansa/

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The first time in Paulinia I stayed at the Ibis hotel in city center. My hotel was under renovation but the French chain is very good. Webpage: https://all.accor.com/hotel/3054/index.pt.shtml

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I went again over to Paulinia and this time stayed at a different hotel than last time here.  The town is name after farmer and farm owner Paulino Nogueira, one of the owners of the farm or  Fazenda do Funil, that was in the current cities of Paulinia and Cosmopolis.  The town mayor’s office is here in Portuguese of course; tells you a bit on its history. webpage: http://www.paulinia.sp.gov.br/historia

There is big nature trails here and an ecological park. As doing trips back and forth ,on the way back late at night stay on the rodovia 332 in the now Hotel Victoria Convention. This is a very nice spacious hotel and rooms with a very good restaurant where I ate dinner of meats cuts and beers with coffee rather nice. More on the hotel here: https://www.vitoriahoteis.com.br/hotel-convention-paulinia/

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We criss cross the state of Sao Paulo amongst these cities and one more town where I ate was at Ribeirao Preto on the resto Moinhos Grill , a churrasqueria where the meats are pile up on you without stop unless you ask ,and the drink of a cold beer was heavens on the road.  The town has many theaters including a nice one Teatro Pedro II opera house and natural parks as well. The main road we took by here is the sweeping nice road Anhanguera Highway (SP-330).  Very much make a stop on your way around here at Moinhos you will be delighted real food real people in country Sao Paulo. More on Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jpsteakhouseribeirao/?rf=261080490656777

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Closer to Sao Paulo city but on the outskirts I did some shopping in the Atacadao  hypermarket (part of Carrefour France) ,near the airport at Guarulhos; here is more on the shopping hypermarket: https://www.atacadao.com.br/lojas/

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Driving around for more shopping we went to another  Makro  Hypermarket (part of a Dutch group)  around the same area and here we had lunch at its good restaurant Comandaia; these are always found attach to one of the hypermarkets;  all real people real Brazil experiences.  The hypermarket webpage: https://www.makro.com.br/quemsomos

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We even got close to the Guarulhos airport but no time to leave yet ::)! In between on the road, the wonderful rest area with restaurant like Frango Assado (roast chicken) are great. Again you weight the food you take and pay on way out. Great buffet and clean bathrooms. webpage: http://: http://www.redefrangoassado.com.br/endereco

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I am putting here the tourist site for the Sao Paulo State but do not think these smaller cities will be there ::)    http://www.visitbrasil.com/en/estados/sao-paulo/

Brazil as well been there so many times and including periods of 3 months at a time so always enjoyable to be back and this time meeting again a friend that ocean and distance has kept us with little communication. However, what are friends for, it proves the real one, stays with you forever no matter where you are. Hope you like the post and do visit!

And remember, happy travels, good health,and many cheers to all!!

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