...The city of São Paulo officially became a city in 1711. In the 19th century, it experienced a lot of economic prosperity, brought about by coffee exports, which were shipped abroad from the port of the neighbouring city of Santos. It is one of the big 5 cities that exist in the world. It is the business centre of Brazil and, has many of the down sides of any big city: São Paulo is located...
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Review of São Paulo
Advantages: amazing journey, you will learn about yourself and the world, mystic, great narrative Disadvantages: none
...A journey with Paulo Coelho
Today I am reviewing "The Pilgrimage", a book by the well-loved author Paulo Coelho.
This book was given to me by a friend who is a massive fan of his works.
Who is Pauloe Coelho?
Paulo Coelho was born in 1947 in Rio de Janero (Brazil) and has written quite a few
bestselling books. His works are partly autobiographic. He has recieved many awards
Advantages: None Disadvantages: Absolute tripe of the lowest calibre
...The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, is billed as a modern classic, yet I find it difficult to discern why. It has the feel of a fable; from a time as hazy as the desert in which it is set, and carries the lessons on life one would expect from such a parable. The feelings of distant memory that it creates, however, fashion a gap between the book and the reader.
It begins with Santiago, a shepherd...