São Gonçalo isn’t as famous as Rio de Janeiro, although they are apart from each other only a few kilometers. Rio has all the glam due to its beaches, sightseeings and historical background. No wonder it was Brazil’s capital during two centuries (1612-1815) and is one of the most visited cities in the world.
That is precisely why I chose not to discuss it. Everyone is talking about it, whether it is in terms of politics, typical touristic spots or violence. Since I am a fan of the unspoken and unseen, I decided on providing you with a modest outline of my hometown.