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What Weekends Look Like

Gui Breda (@GuiBreda on Instagram) is a lawyer and entrepreneur with a passion for roaming the globe. He’s lived in London, Lisbon, Barcelona and Ibiza… the list goes on. Sufficient to say, he knows what’s good. This week, Gui talks about a weekend in Curbita, the great city he now calls home. An aside: Fourist is moving its HQ to Brazil because of this interview. Enjoy!




//Describe your city in four words.

Is Worth The Visit!

// Where should we get drinks and dinner on Friday night?

For dinner: Restaurant Manu – Chef Manu Buffara has already worked in the NOMA (noma.dk) and owns this superb restaurant. Reservation is recommended; Madero Prime Steak House – Best steak in town; Lagundri – Asian food. Great ambient; Sel Et Sucre – Chef Kika Marder. Small bistro. Lunch only; Taco el Pancho - Mexican food. 20 years old and counting (that’s rare in the city). 


For drinks: Aurora - The coolest bar in town, named after the aurora borealis. Sure Shoot! Devassa - Recently opened in the city one unity of the famous ‘carioca’ bar of the same name; Taj Bar - Indo-asiatic inspired, with great food, beautiful people and awesome ambience; Santi - Recently opened bar. Crowded 

// Where should we go out Friday night?

That’s easy, but you have to take the road to Balneário Camboriu (The Brazilian Ibiza). Warung club is the only place to be. The best DJ’s in the world, in a club like no other, surrounded by an astounding nature in the oceanfront. Once you been there you will understand why people call it “THE TEMPLE”…  (Fourist fans may contact clubcard@warungclub.com.br for viplist)

WARUNG by the morning, from the air and DJ view as the sun rises… Sure you want breakfast?

// Where should we get breakfast on Saturday morning to recover from the night before?

In Brasil, the idea is to still be at the party by the morning! ;)

// What should we do or see on Saturday?

Go for a walk in Parque Barigui, Jardim Botânico, Rua das Flores and Largo da Ordem. There is a new turism line (hop in- hop off bus service) that takes you to all the places you should see…

// Where should we go out on Saturday night?

Lique Club for the coolest people and jetsetters in town. No mistake! (Fourist fans may contact lique@liqueclub.com.br for viplist. Vibe Club.) Famous Undergound club recently reopened, completely renovated with new led illumination on the dancefloor. Afterhours parties. www.clubvibe.com.br (Fourist fans may contact info@clubvibe.com.br for viplist).

// What should we do on Sunday?

Choose any of the restaurants surrounding Praça da Espanha (Batel SOHO), where, from times to times, concerts are held open air. 

// What’s your go-to local bar?

Tesoros de Cuba - Rua Comendador Araújo, 497 – Batel

// What neighborhood should we explore/avoid?

The Batel neighborhood holds the city best bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Santa Felicidade neighborhood (where the Italians settled in the beginning of last century) holds the Madalosso restaurant, the bigger restaurant in Latin America, that serves tipical Italian food. 

The touristic places in Curitiba are always safe nowadays, as the country is preparing for the World Cup 2014, security is one of the main concerns of the government.

// What website(s) should we check for cool local events?

For interviews, photos and agenda check: http://www.marcosslaviero.com

// What’s the one other thing we should know about your city?

Great city, cool people, clean and forward thinking, this “model-city” is world-famous for its traffic solutions, public parks and environmental policies. Pointed by FORBES magazine as one of the 3 “smartest” cities in the world, Curitiba is going to held a few football games on the 2014 World Cup. I can assure you: Curitiba is worth the visit! 


This is an interview with Chloe (@caloey). During the week she lives her life through the eyes of the kids she mentors, fussing over how they put their thoughts on paper. On weekends, she’s out eating good food, and documenting the kinetic energy of life in KL. 









// Describe your city in four words.

What’s for dinner?

// Where should we get drinks and dinner on Friday night?

William’s Corner at Plaza Mayang. William used to cook from just his stove and oven, in a humble and shabby stall by the roadside, but has since moved into a proper building (that is hopefully keeping the rats out). There isn’t a menu because the kitchen can whip up almost anything you want. If you tell the waiter you’re in the mood for meatballs, he can recommend at least six different dishes. The must try dishes are: baked meatballs, lasagna, beef burger, Mee Raja with beef, and their chicken chop. On second thought, add to that the cheese naan, fettucine carbonara… and I give up. All their Italian dishes. Note: Drinks are of the non-alcoholic type, but getting a sugar rush from William’s famous Herb Soda or Ribena Longan, can just be as intoxicating. 

// Where should we go out Friday night? 

I’d steer clear of the traffic into the heart of KL. Pick a mall, and watch a late night movie. 

// Where should we get breakfast on Saturday morning to recover from the night before?

Plan B at Bangsar’s breakfast menu gets me out of bed on weekend mornings. 

// What should we do or see on Saturday?

While you’re in Bangsar, girlfriends leave your boyfriends in a cafe (Antipodean is a good one for coffee lovers) and shop at the boutiques along Telawi Street, or visit one of the many beauty salons for a good scrub and depilatory session. Threading recommended. 

// Where should we go for dinner and drinks on Saturday night? 

Next to Hotel Royal in Bukit Bintang, you’ll find an open air food court. The most crowded end of the food court is where the seafood stall you’re looking for is. KamHeong-style crabs, luscious garlic prawns, and cheap beer to wash it all down. The aroma of the seafood will seep into your dreams and bring you back in a month’s time. 

// Where should we go out on Saturday night?

There is a cluster of shopping malls at Bukit Bintang, but Pavilion is the best place to grab a froyo or bubble tea, and sit down to do some people watching. 

// What should we do on Sunday? 

If you plan on taking a midday nap, have breakfast at Village Park in Damansara Uptown. Nasi Lemak is the Malaysian breakfast to have, only downside is that it makes you awfully sleepy. So take a nap, then maybe catch a matinee show at KLPac

// What’s your go-to local bar?

No recommendations of the alcoholic variety, but a new espresso bar that I really enjoy is Artisan Roast in TTDI. Nothing like Amirah’s (their resident baker) chocolate moist cake to go with your latte. 

// What neighborhood should we explore/avoid?

Hard times, so be street smart. Never wise to be distracted by your phone while walking on the streets. 

// What website(s) should we check for cool local events?

Timeout KL.

// What’s the one other thing we should know about your city?

The heat and humidity. Drink up. 


This is an interview with Jerome. He’s a former punk rocker who once toured with the New York Dolls and Panic at the Disco. Upon realizing that being a rock star was not punk rock enough, he started managing an underground venue in the south of France. A few years later he sold everything he owned (not very much, really) and left for California. He soon realized the USA was unkind to the 99%, so he returned to France where he could receive generous unemployment benefit checks, buying him enough time to develop maprog.com, a revolutionary online ticket search engine for la France.;


// Describe your city in four words:

Femmes, culs, amour, toujours.

// Where should we get drinks and dinner on Friday night?

Dinner at The Cork and Cavan. It’s a really neat joint on the Canal Saint Martin, staff is friendly and the food is tasty. I am not big on crowded bars for pre-drinks. Bar a Nenette is very dark and very intimate, happy hour drinks are possibly the cheapest in the capital.  

// Where should we go out friday night?  

Friday night is at the Rex. Laurent Garnier’s legacy lives on, and you’ll be the good hands of D’Julz. Fantastic sound system, and the least douchy crowd. Paris gets douchy.

// Where should we get a hungover breakfast on Saturday morning? 

Hangovers are nursed at Prosper with a “Croque Propser”.

// What should we do or see on Saturday?

I’ve spent the last year inside smoking cigarettes, drinking beer and coding my website maprog.com. To avoid a complete organ failure, I go for a weekly Velib ride along les Quais de Seine.

// Where should we go for dinner and drinks on Saturday night?  

Resto-Zinc in Bastille is where you get your french food fix. The owner is a fanatic of cured meat, cheese, wine and whiskey. The place is tiny, the food and drink selection is out of this world. It does get crowded though, and Objectif Lune Bar is a great place to wait. 

// Where should we go out on Saturday night?

If you still have it in you, the Social Club will get your juice flowing.

// What should we do on Sunday?

Suit up and head over to the Hotel Costes. This is one the stinkiest, most expensive joints in Paris; your eardrums will be massaged by Stéphane Pompougnac, your eyeballs blinded by the most unimpressive collection of movie stars and jet-setter-wannabes. Don’t bring cash, swipe the plastic and don’t look back.

// What’s your go-to local bar?

Les Peres Populaire is right below my place. Girls are pretty and the drinks dirt cheap.

// What neighborhood should we explore/avoid?

Bastille is good, it has a lot to offer in terms of restaurants and bars. Students hang out there, so the crowd is pretty young. Avoid the Louvre, it’s overrated.  

// What website(s) should we check for cool local events?  

One site has every party, every event, every venue, every night. I made sure of that: maprog.com

// What’s the one other thing we should know about your city?

Dude, it’s Paris. Enough said.


This is an interview with Daniel (@Makias). A super-hero by day, he saves lives at Bolivia’s premier diabetes/health clinic, CVCD. In the evenings he runs GreenCraft, a next-gen app startup. On the weekends, he turns into a wild man (from what we can tell, at least), and enjoys his charming city to the fullest. There aren’t many Instagramers in Cochabamba, so take the opportunity to learn about weekends there from one of the few. And cancel your trip to Costa Rica. 


// Describe your city in four words:

City of Eternal Spring.

// Where should we get drinks and dinner on Friday night?

The best place to start the weekend is probably Casablanca.  Catch a local jazz band and enjoy a delicious Huari beer, or several.  

// Where should we go out friday night?  

Mandarina Bar is definitely the nicest bar in the city - a wide selection of drinks, cool music, and dancing. A great place you’ll definitely enjoy. After some time there, if you’re ready to move on, finish the night/morning at the Green Pepper.

// Where should we get a hungover breakfast on Saturday morning? 

A menudito is the perfect cure - a soup/stew covered in lime. The best place to try one is called Sucremanta.

// What should we do or see on Saturday?

Head to Angostura Lake, have some beers and enjoy amazing food at a restaurant called Lago del Eden. They serve delicious fish and have incredible views.

// Where should we go for dinner and drinks on Saturday night?  

Casa de Campo, they have amazing Bolivian dishes like “Pique Lobo” and cold Huari.

// Where should we go out on Saturday night?

Hooligans is the place. And once again, for those wanting to continue the party, head to Green Pepper until the sun comes up.

// What should we do on Sunday?

Aren’t you tired from Saturday? By now you’ll have plenty of local friends. Ask them!

// What’s your go-to local bar?

Mandarina Bar. Can never go wrong.

// What neighborhood should we explore/avoid?

Avoid the southern side of the city at night. Not safe. Explore everywhere else. 

// What website(s) should we check for cool local events?  

2night.com and Facebook pages for the above restaurants/bars are the best ways to find out what’s happening.

// What’s the one other thing we should know about your city?

It’s small but entertaining. Full of culture, delicious food, and friendly people. There’s always something to be enjoyed - hence it’s title, “the City of the Eternal Spring.


This is an interview with @Arsie. When we did this interview she lived in San Francisco, but she actually just moved to New York City to work at Carbonmade. Still, take her advice about SF - she always had more fun than the rest of us.










// Describe your city in four words:

It doesn’t get better.

// Where should we get drinks and dinner on Friday night?

If you can manage a table, NoPa in well, Nopa, or Locanda in the Mission would be my top two choices. Both have a great pre-party vibe, an impressive selection of cocktails and beer/wine, and the food is fresh, creative and delicious!

// Where should we go out Friday night?

The Mission. Get your drink on a The Hideout (the hidden back bar inside Dalva), if beer is your thing then head over to The Sycamore and for getting your boogie on, end your night at Public Works!

// Where should we get a hungover breakfast on Saturday morning?

St. Francis or Boogaloos. I’ve spent countless hungover mornings at both places stuffing my face with greasy goodness and a barrage of lifesaving beverages (water, orange juice, coffee).

// What should we do or see on Saturday?

Walk the Golden Gate Bridge. Hike Marin Headlands. Or stay in bed and prepare for the night ahead.

// Where should we go for dinner and drinks on Saturday night?

Whichever place you didn’t get a table at on Friday night.

// Where should we go out on Saturday night?

Head to The Residence for some pre-party drinks and then make your way to The Rickshaw Stop for an all night dance party with RAC and The Limousines! That’s where I’ll be. See you on the dancefloor!

// What should we do on Sunday?

Can’t talk, sleeping.

// What’s your go-to dive?

Blind Cat (Formerly Dirty Thieves).

// What neighborhood should we explore/avoid?

Explore Hunters Point at Night! Avoid the Marina at dusk! Just joking - don’t explore Hunters Point at Night!

// What website should we check to find local events?

SF Station.

// What’s something we should know about your city that you haven’t already shared?

You give yourself to this city and in return you’ll have experiences you’ll cherish forever. But maybe they’ll haunt you forever. Who knows. 


This is an interview with @ChrisUnwin. He grew up in Vancouver and now lives in Toronto, but since he was back for the Christmas break, we decided to ask him some questions. He works for MTV, doing digital media and communications strategy stuff for them. This is what he thinks you should do this weekend.

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// Describe your city in four words:

Tall, non-fat Mercedes Benz.

// Where should we get drinks and dinner on Friday night?

Sandbar in Granville Island. Their “Sand Barge” special features the entire cast of the Little Mermaid on ice, and their Curry Hot Pot will melt your mind. Oh, and it’s the only place to enjoy an incredible patio view in the winter, thanks to their outdoor fireplace and fleece blankets.

// Where should we go out Friday night?

I’d stop by the Granville Room first for a few cocktails, and then pop over to Shine in Gastown to head nod to some Tribe Called Quest and Biggie. Then I’d stop by Chill Winston to finish off the night with their Pitchfork-inspired soundtrack and bourbon.

// Where should we get a hungover breakfast on Saturday morning?

Bite the hair of the dog with some delicious caesar’s at Abigail’s Party, and punish your poor stomach with their Bison Short Rib Hash. Don’t bother making plans for the day - you’ll need a nap.

// What should we do or see on Saturday?

Once you’ve emerged from post-short rib hibernation, find the courage to go ice skating at Robson Square. Come on y’all - ice skating is the bowling of the holiday season. Entertain yourself by playing tag with strangers … they’ll never know what hit them. Oh, and you’d be crazy not to grab one of the city’s best lattes nearby at Cafe Artigiano.

// Where should we go for dinner and drinks on Saturday night?

Tropika on Robson has Malaysian food that is so delicious, you’ll forget what year it is. To this day I still have recurring dreams about their spicy green beans.

// Where should we go out on Saturday night?

Check out Fortune Sound Club in Chinatown. G-Man has been throwing the best parties in Vancouver for years now.

// What should we do on Sunday?

Sleep your face off.

// What’s your go-to dive?

The double dogs at the Red Onion on 41st will kick your ass. It’s not a dive, but it’s got that beat up diner kind of vibe to it.

// What neighborhood should we explore/avoid?

Area to avoid: Stay away from Main and Hastings. It’s a sad, sad place that is the epicenter of AIDS in North America. Area to explore: Main and Hastings. It’s like tripping out on acid, without having to do drugs.

// What website should we check to find local events?

Beyond Robson is in redesign, but it’s typically a good source. There are tons of blogs like Miss604 that pop up pretty easily in Google searches.

// What’s something we should know about your city that you haven’t already shared?

I have no idea how anybody makes a living. Everybody in North Van, West Van, Westside Vancouver, and Downtown is filthy rich, but nobody works.