The mailman just delivered a fresh copy of the Moon guide to Brazil. Before you begin wondering, I don’t do paid reviews; this is rather an acknowledgement of receipt. Although the content of the book is the entire responsibility of Salvador-based and knowledgeable author Michael Sommers, I made a small contribution to the guide with a dozen photographs that illustrate different pages of the book.
I really need to bring myself to writing a review of the main guides on the field. For that, I would need to get hold of them in the first place, though. In the meantime, keep in mind the fresh content of the Moon guide, a true joy to read. Couldn’t resist quoting Michael’s take on São Paulo traffic:
Althought São Paulo is definitely a city in which cars rule, you’ll have to possess vast amounts of patience (and a certain degree of insanity) to consider renting a car here. Traffic is a nightmare, parking is a nightmare, and rainstorms (when streets are instantly inundated due to poor drainage) create nightmarish flooding. Add carjackings, the exhaust fumes of thousands of idling buses, and the hundreds of daredevil “motoboys” who weave in and out of traffic on scooters, and you’ll really appreciate sidewalks.
You can purchase the book from Amazon, following the link below. As Amazon makes the Look Inside! option available for this title, you can browse through some pages of the guide and get a feel for it before making any purchase. Click on the link; on the following page click on the title of the book to reach the page where you’ll be able to click inside the cover and browse through the contents of the guide.