Carnaval is right around the corner in this energetic city, where traditions — culinary, musical, literary and more — reflect a deep Afro-Brazilian heritage. Here’s my suggested weekend itinerary. [Click headline to read full piece.]
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36 Hours in São Paulo
Chaotically refined, verdantly concrete, intimately gargantuan: The most populous metropolis in South America was but a middling coffee city until the mid-20th century, when an influx of northeastern migrants set off a growth spurt that shows no sign of stopping.
NYT Travel: 36 Hours in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
The World Cup is coming soon to this lively industrial capital of Brazil’s second most populous state. Here’s some of what soccer fans — and other visitors — can expect to find.
NYT Travel: 36 Hours in Upper Manhattan
Museums and music, cocktails and cuisine, history and Hudson River views are all part of a weekend in this richly textured part of the city.
36 Hours in Queens, N.Y.
If you want an alternative New York experience, something with grit and spice, consider Queens, where a splintered world collides in a jumble of diversity.
Frugal Traveler: 36 Hours? In Queens, Enough Frugal Options for a Week
As a companion to his 36 Hours in Queens article, the Frugal Traveler offers his budget-friendly outtakes. And there are plenty.
36 Hours in Oxford, England
In this town, it starts with learning. Centuries of it. But if that’s too tweedy for you, don’t worry. You can also find Harry Potter, Michelin-starred dining, live music and more.
36 Hours in Brasília
Brazil’s capital is drawing visitors to its Niemeyer-designed buildings, samba hot spots, first-rate restaurants and awe-inspiring sunsets.
36 Hours in Downtown Manhattan
The financial district is bustling, Chinatown is as enticing as ever, and TriBeCa is bursting with new restaurants and bars — visitors hardly need venture north of Canal Street for a complete New York weekend.
36 Hours in São Paulo, Brazil (2010)
In this sprawling metropolis that anchors Brazil’s booming economy, the flaws — which include high prices and persistent drizzle — are no match for its teeming energy, which infuses everything from art to business to the city’s relentless…