Brazil’s effervescent engine of growth, ‘Sampa’ is a city of cutting-edge art, fashion and industry that’s showing other world cities how to pick up the pace. The largest metropole on the continent might not have natural beauty on its side but this is South America at its wildest. A perfectly chaotic mash of cultures blesses its citizens with the finest of foods as well as a diversity of entertainment—from karaoke singing in Japantown to the ubiquitous samba in Barra Funda.
The cacophony of noise reaches fever-pitch as the Paulistanos clock-off and hit the bars. A sense of open-hearted joy pervades the nightlife scene, which is now rightly regarded as one of the best in the world. And for those who like a session to last into Sunday afternoon, D-Edge is the place—matching contemporary music and design for a first-rate clubbing experience.