Gaia Passarelli

Gaia Passarelli

Freelance writer in São Paulo

A music journalist turned video host turned travel writer. With a long career in Brazilian media, I write about female and solo travel in South America and Europe.

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The top 9 street food dishes of Sao Paulo and where to find them ...

Hamburger at Lanchonete do Seu Oswaldo and other delicacies.

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Muito além do bacalhau: oito delícias portuguesas - Matador Brasil

Menos bacalhau e vinho verde. Mais embutidos e frutos do mar.

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15 sinais de que você nasceu e foi criado em São Paulo

15 sinais de que você nasceu e foi criado em São Paulo. por Gaía Passarelli. maio 19, 2014. [Gringo? Don't worry, you can read this in English at ......

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10 coisas que você só pode fazer no Kerala - Matador Brasil

Com comida, roupas, calendário e língua própria, o Kerala difere tanto e em tantas coisas do resto do país que é um país a parte.

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As coisas que brasileiros ouvem na gringa. - Matador Brasil

“Eu AMO música brasileira!”

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How to piss off your local bookseller - Matador Network

“I want a book…from that author…the title has ‘wind’ in it…or was it ‘hand’? I don’t know, but it was on TV last week, the author is a man, the cover is white…or maybe yellow.”

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9 essential destinations for cat lovers - Matador Network

AFTER SEX, cat stuff is the most popular thing on the interwebs.

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How people party in Brazil - Matador Network

IT’S 3PM ON any given Sunday in São Paulo, and I’m walking with my friend Bianca, a paulistana of Italian heritage like myself, through the Largo do Arouche — São Paulo’s wild downtown.

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The Brazilian approach to hot dogs (and pizza and burgers)

The cachorro-quente stand is the Brazilian equivalent of London or New York’s food trucks, always planted outside metro stations, busy bus stops, college dorms, and bustling commercial streets selling hot dogs.

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11 of the best Brazilian foods you've probably never tasted

Forget the hotel buffet and go track down these babies in the streets!

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13 ways people react when you say you're from Brazil

"Awesome! It’s #1 on my bucket list!”

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9 things you can only do on Easter Island - Matador Network

An immersion into an unexplored culture, where you can ride a horse all the way up a volcano and hear stories about the Birdman religion and sacred ceremonies.

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7 places gringos love to visit in Brazil

... and why they're mostly right.

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9 ways you know you've become culturally Mexican matadornetwork ...

1. You can’t live without your daily dose of novelas. And you got over that nonsense about local soap operas being a valuable window for the country’s heart. They’re just fun as fuck.

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This is what you must know before partying in Brazil

No one arrives on time. Never. Ever. Arriving at 10pm at a party is the best way to announce your gringoness.