The hustle and bustle of São Paulo can be exciting as well as exhausting for a small-town girl like me. If you live in a metropolis such as São Paulo, it is of utmost necessity to get out every once in a while.
I think we were all a little worried at first, how things would carry out. My parents had not been to South America before and Brazil definitely might seem like a dangerous and strange new world to someone coming literally from the other side of the world from a different culture and environment.
I work on Avenida Paulista. That means that I cannot ignore the current political situation in Brazil even if I wanted to. The rage in the streets, on the internet, in social media, is frightening.