Big, busy, Brazil at overspeed. São Paulo is our beating heart, the land of dreams, a 24-hour metropolis, a tropical Gotham City. Urbanite, elegant, poor and rich at the same time. It can be enchanting, with modernist buildings, superb restaurants, efficient paulistanos and our very own melting pot. Jews, Japanese, Blacks, Italians, Arabs, Bolivians, Koreans, Armenians, you name it. São Paulo is Babel with a heavy Portuguese accent and carefree Brazilian smile.