Sao Paolo – Want to meet the Osama bin Laden? Then go Brazil, where you can see the most wanted man.
Yes it’s true, you have a shock when you see Osama bin Laden in Sao Paolo, Brazil, in a bar.
But the bizarre nightspot is sure to be a hit with tourists, thanks to eccentric owner Ceará Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes, who looks like the terrorist himself.
His idea for the bar came about after 9/11, when Bin Laden became the most wanted man in the world. Fernandes reportedly found himself in hot water after an alarmed customer reported that Bin Laden was hiding out in Brazil running a bar.
Luckily for the lookalike bar owner, the police saw the funny side and he became a local celebrity, having his picture taken with customer – and the police officers sent to arrest him – and appearing on TV.
The local celebrity, who moved to Sao Paulo from northern Brazil back in 1978, now claims to run ‘the most rock and roll bar in Sao Paulo’. He even has a Tumblr blog dedicated to him.
Tourists will certainly be able to collect some unusual photos if they visit, not least because the owner – known to many as Uncle Bin – revels in is celebrity-terrorist status.