I need to renew my H1B (work visa) and learned that I can’t just have it processed here in the US. It seems you can’t re-apply or renew your visa while in the country – you have to leave and re-enter. So, thanks to this weird bureaucracy I have to go to Sao Paulo next month.
I love going back home, but I was not planning on visiting anytime soon. It’s always an intense adventure. You would think all that’s needed is packing up your bags and going, but nooooo… I need to fullfil all the various purchase requests from the entire family and buy gifts. That takes more time than I was prepared to spend (and, of course, I need to update all the visa paperwork!).
Complaints aside, the single most important thing I will do in Sao Paulo is to eat. It doesn’t matter how much I enjoy cooking or how many new things I try during my travels, there are certain things you can only get there.
The Wikipedia has an outstanding entry on Brazilian cuisine. Click through for some interesting information (and to make sense of my list of things I’ll be feasting on). My plan is to try and enjoy as much as possible of the following:
This is a working list – all I could think of in one seating. That means I have to lose some weight in the next month so I don’t come by “rolling” as my friends would say.