Sunday, June 12, 2011

I love BIG CITIES!



If you are from New York city and live in Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro, I know you will feel just at home, as much as I am born and raised in Sao Paulo and LOVE New York, I totally am in my element in this crazy awesome city.















I felt in love with London head over hills, I would live in London in a blink of an eye, if my family was there, off course, once they are not in London, I will be happy visiting London as often as I can.

 


One of my best friends lives and works near Tokyo and that city is on my bucket list for sure, hope I get there soon. I grew up with a strong Japanese influence in Sao Paulo and would love to visit Japan.




I found an awesome video that proves why if you are from Sao Paulo you will feel just at home in the big apple! ;)
Check out this fun and informative video produced by Ronconcocola below:

HERE

Now, let's just thank the sweet baby Jesus New York city doesn't have as many motorcycles as Sao Paulo or we would be in serious trouble people, I am not kidding, it would be real insanity.
I just really love big cities, when we first moved to the suburbs we were afraid of the dark, the peace and quiet, the wolves and even freaking skunks and I have to be honest, the overly friendly folks in Dallas raised suspicions too, Paulistas are in a way like New Yorkers, we tend to be bluntly honest and sometimes are misunderstood as being rude or cold, but we are just pragmatic and objective, so those nice always smiling Texans raised a few eyebrows, but it grew on us quickly.
I have to say I learned to appreciate the South and it's great people, we made friends for life in Texas.
However, our hearts are definitely in the real big cities, we desperately miss the crazy busy life of cosmopolitan city living.
I know a quaint coastal New England town sounds wonderful and even romantic, and it really is great, but our hearts are calling out for big city living, not to mention our family and many of our dear friends are in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
We travel to New York often for work and for fun, and we can't get enough, I am seriously looking forward moving back to a big Brazilian city and so is Gil.
Hope you enjoyed the video.
:)

Ray

4 comments:

Born Again Brazilian said...

I love New York too! I love London. Of course, I love Sao Paulo. Never been to Tokyo. (I also love Chicago.)

Ray and Gil said...

Dear B.A.B,


You know, I just realized I have been thru Chicago a gazzilion times, drove by many times, have been to O'Hare and Midway more times than I could have counted, have even spent the night ( stuck ) during fierce snow storms, but have never actually visited the city with decent time to enjoy it and get to know Chicago the proper way, I have to definitely include that on my bucket list as well ;)

Ray

Born Again Brazilian said...

Yes, I don't think you will be disappointed (unless you go in the dead of winter). If you do, let me know and I'll give you some tips!

Ray and Gil said...

That would be great! Nothing like tips from the locals to enjoy a place to it's full potential ;)
Ha! We both love winter, we would certainly enjoy Chicago even under a couple feet of snow and ice :)

Ray