The New York Times has an article today about visiting São Paulo. Ok, so the writer is advocating long-weekend trips, which I think is one of the dumber ideas I've heard in a while (um, expensive?), but I agree that it's a nice town to visit. Anyway, I'm giving myself hipster points based on the story, even if I didn't hit all the conspicuous consumption landmarks that the writer did.
UPDATE, AN HOUR OR SO LATER: Yeah, I just noticed the irony in my comment about the extravagant weekend trip. Although once I *get* to Hawaii, I plan to spend as little money as possible. But shall we just all just agree that I'm a big flamin' hypocrite? (At least Hawaii doesn't require a $100 visa and foreign language skills.)