Markets are specific places in every city. The sound, way people interact, merchants and traders announce their products, others with bags and trolleys tasting fruits and inspecting vegetables. Lots of bargain and haggle, food for one Reais, people with bags full of lemons pulling your sleeve.
City of Sao Pulo recently introduced the law of ‘visual pollution’ banning billboards from the streets. It was discussed that every billboard can distract driver for 15 meters, causing great risks in traffic.
So, what is other place where lots of people travel and have enough time to consume commercials? Well, its metro. Metro cars have small screens with non stop video commercials.
Here you can also here an audio drive-trough one of the stations of LINHA VERDE (green line) at Sao Paulo metro.
Map of SP metro
Salvador has around 2.7 milion inhabitants and was the first colonial capital of Portugese Brasil in 16th century. It has the highest proportion of people of African descent in the country, and one of the largest black populations in the Western Hemisphere. Gilberto Gil, present Brazilian Minister of the culture is born in Salvador.
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MAP OF SALVADOR
Wikipedia (eng.) notices: ‘Tourists must be aware, though, that they will be the preferential targets of the pick pockets and thieves, and hence should dress like the locals do.’