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Samantha chooses to stay outside the city center at Sofitel Sao Paulo.
São Paulo, Brazil
Samantha explores the stalls in the market and checks out the unique foods sold here.
Trendy, audacious and beyond imagination, it's definitely a unique hotel.
Samantha pops into Chilli Beans, a local Sao Paulo sunglass company, for a pair of cooler than cool shades.
Believe it or not, one São Paulo family tradition is Sunday night pizza.
Samantha and her friend Andrea head to Liberdade, a neighborhood filled with Japanese markets, shops and restaurants.
One of Brazil's biggest exports has to be havaianas -- the Brazilian version of the flip-flop.
Samantha meets up with some friends at a boteca, where Paulistas (residents of São Paulo) end their day and begin their evening.