Sao Paulo, Oscar Niemeyer, Rua Oscar Freire…it’s all about the Oscar’s ;-)!

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All Oscar's go to Sao Paulo! Join us and visit the auditorium and Oca, both designed by Oscar Niemeyer, eat at Santo Gráo in Itaim, stroll along Rua Oscar Freire and have dinner at Nakka Jardins.

Which area:  Sao Paulo, Ibirapuera Park and Itaim.

How to go: Take an Uber to the park. The park has several entrances. Opposite entrance 2 you see the Bandeiras Monument. A tribute to the explorers who first came.

What to do: Visit the auditorium designed by famous architect Oscar Niemeyer in Ibirapuera Park. The Pavilion Lucas Noguerira Garcez, known as "Oca" due to the shape of brazilian indian traditional homes, is an exhibition structure in Ibirapuera Park. Worth a visit! At the time we were there, Oca, also designed by Oscar Niemeyer, was under construction. So we only saw the outside of Oca.

Where having lunch? You can have a delicious lunch in the garden of Santo Gráo. There are seven locations of Santo Gráo in Sao Paulo. We picked out the one in Itaim. Very friendly staff, good wine and food and a sereen place to sit under the palm trees in the garden.

Stroll around: It is a joy to stroll around Rua Oscar Freire. Luxury shops, small shops, coffee bars and galleries are all over the place. It feels a little bit European. And the top of the shops is, of course, the Havianas flag ship store. You will find flip flops in every imaginable design and color. They have more than 350 models!

Cooling down: After you spend your credit card on Rua Oscar Freire you will cool down with a nice cup of coffee at Tostado Café Club.

What to eat for dinner: A great suggestion to have dinner is at Nakka Jardins. A place where a lot of green surrounds you and you can eat the most delicious gyoza's and sushi's. Highly recommended are the sushi's with salmon and truffle! Bom proveito!

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San Francisco, by ferry and bike to swinging Tiburon!

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Of you go, by bike and ferry from downtown San Francisco to swinging Tiburon.

Which area: Tiburon on the bayside of San Francisco. Do you know that Tiburon was a former railroad town and that Tiburon means shark in Spanish!

How to go: Buy a ticket and travel from the San Francisco Ferry Building and catch a Golden Gate Tiburon Ferry heading to Tiburon. It departs from gate B. The trip takes 30 minutes before you enter paradise of the little town Tiburon.

What to do: Bike on the Old Rail Trail and have a picnic near the water with your own filled picnic basket and enjoy the view. Be aware of a dog named Max…he likes your picnic food!

What is the highlight? You have to visit the Hippie Tree. It's a must see! The selfie spot for influencers and the best spot for the epicurean.

Exercise: It takes some effort to visit the Hippie Tree. You have to climb a steep hill to find this great spot. But it's all worth the sweat and exercise. Swing on one of the swing sets and enjoy the incredible beautiful view over the bayside, downtown SanFran and the magnificent Golden Gate bridge.

Cooling down: After you climbed the hill, swinged at the Hippie Tree and biked back to downtown Tiburon, you might want to cool down. Have a nice glass of wine at the wine café Squalo Vino while waiting for the ferry that brings you back to downtown San Francisco via Angel Island.

More things to do: If you like the history of Tiburon you can visit the Tiburon Railroad and Ferry Museum at the waterfront at 1920 Paradise Drive. More a type of person exploring nature? Then you have lovely hiking trails in the hills of Tiburon. Or make a side step to Angel Island by ferry from Tiburon.

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