The São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport was officially inaugurated on 20 January 1985. This international airport is the main airport serving São Paulo, Brazil, and is one of the busiest airports in all of Latin America.
In the last decade, São Paulo Airport has seen an almost 20 million increase in passenger traffic. The expansion the airport has undergone in 2014 allows the airport a passenger capacity of 42 million.
About 40 airlines fly in and out of São Paulo Airport’s three terminals, servicing numerous destinations.
São Paulo is the largest and most populous city in Brazil, and is ranked within the top 10 in the world in terms of population size. This city has seen colonial and imperial periods before arriving at the republic it currently is. São Paulo is also considered one of the most multicultural cities in the world. More than half of São Paulo’s population is of Italian descent, with a third of the total population of multiracial descent. Slightly more than half the population are Catholics, with Protestant and several other religions making up the other half. The primary and most widely spoken language is Portuguese.
The company Airport Bus Service provides buses that can take you to São Paulo Airport from six different locations. Alternatively, you may choose to use the subway service to get toTietê Station, and take a bus service from there.
The most straightforward way is still to take a taxi. If you do, do remember to factor in the time you might take and the traffic conditions.
Where to go
Rio de Janeiro
When you are done with São Paulo, the next best destination would be Rio de Janeiro. Home to attractions such as the famed Sugarloaf Mountain, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio has some of the best attractions in Brazil to offer you.
Considered one of the birthplaces of Brazilian culture, Salvador, with its Old Town (a world heritage site), its vibrant music scene, and popular carnival celebrations, will not disappoint you. The architecture, religious sites, museums, parks, and beaches in this city will provide you with plenty of photo opportunities.
Aside from having a vibrant culture, Recife is best known for its pristine urban beaches. Examples include the Boa Viagem Beach, and Pina Beach. Recife also as several notable churches that are popular among visitors; the Franciscan Convent of Saint Anthony and its Golden Chapel is one of them. The museums for both historical, and art and folklore, are also aplenty and worth visiting.
The Incheon Airport is the main, largest, and busiest airport in South Korea. From this airport, you have access to rest of this historically, and culturally rich country. The multitude of palaces, monuments, historical, and natural sights will help you understand the side of South Korea that pop culture does not show.
Beijing, the capital city of the People’s Republic of China is a treasure trove of palaces, temples, and sites of historical significance. The Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China aside, the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven from the Qing Dynasty are also worth visiting.
If you choose to fly to Frankfurt, you should not miss the magnificent Cathedral of Saint Bartholomew. For 300 years, Holy Roman Emperors held their coronation here. Frankfurt has also a host of museums where you can lose yourself in, and architectures old and rich in history.
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