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Curitiba

Trip Reports
Ya'alili - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg946415#msg946415
CGR in Rio, Iguazu (Brazil & Argentina), and Sao Paulo: https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=128303.msg2555280#msg2555280

Kosher Food Options
Contact Chabad Parana for updated information regarding any Kosher food there. Otherwise plenty of snacks and fruits.

Hotels with Points
Four Points by Sheraton, ten minute walk to Chabad.
Radisson, fifteen minute walk to Chabad.

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - Cab to/from Chabad area and hotels should be around R$60.
Executive Bus - Excellent and comfortable executive bus, every half hour to main places in Curitiba for R$12.
Public Bus - There are buses to downtown for R$3, from there you can connect almost anywhere in the city.

Major Activities

Florianopolis

Trip Reports
ChikkyMonkey - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg860807#msg860807
MendyP - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg680690#msg680690
Ya'alili - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg936627#msg936627

Kosher Food Options
Contact Chabad Parana for updated information regarding any Kosher food there. Otherwise plenty of snacks and fruits.

Hotels with Points
None.

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - They are metered from FLN to where you are going. We stayed in Barra Lagoa and it was R$55.
Executive Bus - Yellow buses go between major destinations to the airport and bus terminal - R$6.
Public Bus - Not from the airport. But from the bus station it's tricky but doable - R$3.

Major Activities
Water-sports and relaxing. During peak-season (Dec-Jan) there is plenty to do, such as scuba diving, gliding, boat tours and more. We were there during winter break (Jul) and the waves were great for surfing, and the dunes at Joaquina were great for sandboarding.

There are beautiful beaches all over the island of Florianopolis. During the winter the north beaches tend to be the warmest as the wind doesn't attack it directly. Center/east beaches are really nice, the best for surfing, but can get cold. Mole and Joaquina are the most popular from those. Didn't trek down south on my trip there, but the beaches are supposedly great as well, though very calm and sleepy kind of towns next to them and people going fishing there.

A small town on the west side of the island, has a boardwalk and bicycle path along the water, nice place to go for sunset. Old historic architecture there, many buildings there hundreds of years old. It's about 10-15 minutes north of downtown FLN.

Iguacu Falls

Trip Reports
ChikkyMonkey - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg860807#msg860807
Dan - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3052.msg27332#msg27332
Jaywhy - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=44601.msg937926#msg937926
Ya'alili - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=38231.msg735169#msg735169
Yehoshua - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=34693.msg641453#msg641453

Kosher Food Options
There are no kosher food options other than some snacks and fruits. Over the border some stores sell Beigel's and there are a few Freddo Helado locations.

Hotels with Points
Sheraton Iguazu in the Argentina side of the park.
Park Hyatt Iguacu Falls coming soon!

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - The airport is between downtown and the park. Taxi to either of those place shouldn't be more than R$15.
Executive Bus - There are no executive buses on the Brazilian side. Other side there are buses to any place for 40 pesos.
Public Bus - The park and hostels/hotels are connected by public bus with the airport. Not very frequent schedule, cab is better - R$3.

Major Activities

Manaus

Trip Reports
Fan of Dan - Part 1 forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg404773#msg404773
Fan of Dan - Part 2 forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg406102#msg406102
Fan of Dan - Part 3 forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg488834#msg488834
Ya'alili - Coming soon!

Kosher Food Options
Chabad Manaus offers excellent take-out at great prices. More info here - www.chabadmanaus.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/1244281/jewish/Kosher.htm.

Hotels with Points
Holiday Inn by IHG - 1hr15m walk to Chabad.
Park Suites by Radisson. - About a 3h walk to Chabad..

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - Flat rate on leaving the airport to anywhere in Manaus - R$65.
Executive Bus - There are EB in Manaus itself (means it comes with AC here) though non to the airport.
Public Bus - One bus makes the trip once an hour between the airport and downtown, during regular operating hours - R$3.

Major Activities

Porto Alegre

Trip Reports
Ya'alili - Coming soon!

Kosher Food Options
Lechaim Delicatessen - Maybe call before to see if they are open, we went during hours and they were closed.
Rua Fernandes Vieira, 518, Porto Alegre ~ (51) 3311-2323.

Hotels with Points
Sheraton Porto Alegre Hotel - 25 minute walk to Chabad.
Radisson Porto Alegre - 25 minute walk to Chabad.
Holiday Inn Porto Alegre - 40 minute walk to Chabad.

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - Depending on where you are headed, average about R$25-45.
Metro - People mover connects the airport to the nearby metro station, cost R$3 to get to town.
Public Bus - One bus (T5) makes the trip every 20 minutes, cost R$3 to get to town.

Major Activities

Rio de Janeiro

Trip Reports
ChikkyMonkey - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg860807#msg860807
Jaywhy - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=44601.msg916299#msg916299
MendyP - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg680690#msg680690
Ya'alili - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=38231.msg773283#msg773283
Yehoshua - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=34693.msg641453#msg641453

Restaurants
Barilan (Copacabana) - Sunday only meat lunch place inside a school. There is a large buffet and you pay by the weight of your plate.
Rua Pompeu Loureiro, 48, Rio de Janeiro ~ (21) 2235-3110.

Deleite (Copacabana) - Dairy pizza shop and cafe.
Rua Anita Garibaldi, 83, Rio de Janeiro ~ (21) 3507-1973.

Shelanu (Copacabana) - Meat restaurant located inside the Israeli club.
Rua Barata Ribiero, 489, Rio de Janeiro ~ (21) 3042-1483.

Pizzaria Braz (Jardim Botanico) - Excellent pizza chain in BR. This one location becomes kosher once a month by Beit Lubavitch Rio. Usually a Tuesday.
Rua Maria Angélica, 129, Rio de Janeiro ~ (21) 2535-0687.

Hotels with Points near a Shul (Walking Minutes)
Barra da Tijuca - Grand Hyatt (Opening 2015), Radisson - (30 minutes).
Copacabana - JW Marriott (15 minutes).
Leblon - Sheraton Leblon about a 20 minute walk from the excellent Chabad Leblon.

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - Depending from where you are coming SDU should be about R$40 and GIG about R$60.
Executive Bus - service from both GIG and SDU to any place in Rio for R$13.
Public Bus - To get to downtown from both airports is very easy with PB, though if you need to get further EB is a lot better and more reliable.

Major Activities

São Paulo

Trip Reports
ChikkyMonkey - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg860807#msg860807
Jaywhy Part 1 - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=44601.msg902728#msg902728
Jaywhy Part 2 - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=44601.msg916299#msg916299
MendyP - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg680690#msg680690
Ya'alili - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg937054#msg937054

Restaurants

Buffet Hebraico (Pinheiros) is located inside the JCC of São Paulo. Best bet would be to go there on a Sunday when they usually have a rodizio there.
Rua Hungria, 1000, São Paulo ~ (11) 3818-8800.

Cantina de Bero (Jardins) the first restaurant and the only one to stay open - Upscale full service dairy restaurant pizza pasta and sushi, they have rodizio of sushi every tuesday and thursday.
delivery to any hotel, great service
Rua Padre João Manuel, 881, São Paulo ~ (11) 3064-9022.

Cantina Parma (Higienopolis) - another mediocre pizza shop in SP.
Rua Rosa e Silva, 222, São Paulo ~ (11) 3825-2579.

Celadon (Higienopolis) - a new dairy place that opened this year, Dan was there.
Praça Vilaboim, 73, São Paulo ~ (11) 2738-1500.


Matok (Higienopolis) - Pizza is decent and their ice cream is good. They cater for most airlines from GRU.
Alameda Barros, 921, São Paulo ~ (11) 3661-2111.

Metsuyan (Perdizes) - Chinese style take-out place with great food, inside the large kosher supermarket SuperK.
Rua Traipu, 66, São Paulo ~ (11) 3663-3030.

Nur (Higienopolis) - They are not cheap, but very good food and great service. They make a rodizio once in a while too. Top eatery in SP.
Rua Tupi, 792, São Paulo ~ (11) 3666-4992.

Pinati (Higienopolis) - Is an Israeli eatery, their food is not that good, and neither are prices. Still probably the only place to get shawarma and falafel in SP.
Alameda Barros, 782, Sao Paulo ~ (11) 3668-5424.

Sushi Papaya (Higienopolis - kosher location) - is a phonomenal sushi restaurant. Again prices are high, but the sushi is amazing, in the ranks of Yakimono.
Praça Vilaboim, 31, São Paulo ~ (11) 3824-0400.

Via Babush (Higienopolis) - Is probably the best pizza place in town. They have excellent sushi rodizios every week also, and all you can eat buffets.
Rua Barão de Tatuí, 115, São Paulo ~ (11) 3494-0000.

Pizza Braz (Higienopolis) - is a popular pizza chain in BR. About once in a month it goes completely kosher and CY. Expensive but probably the best pizza in SP.
Rua Sergipe, 406, São Paulo ~ (11) 3214-3337.

Bakeries, Groceries & Ice Cream
All Kosher (Higienopolis) - Grocery and supermarket, they are on FB.
Alameda Barros, 391, São Paulo ~ (11) 3825-1131.


Goody (Bom Retiro) - A large bakery selection. Don't miss the brigadeiros if they have them.
Rua Correia de Melo, 119, São Paulo ~ (11) 3331-1288.

Menorah (Bom Retiro) - Small supermarket in BR, not everything is Mehadrin Kosher there, be careful.
Rua Guarani, 114, São Paulo ~ (11) 3228-6105.

Pardes (Higienopolis) - They are on FB, supermarket with small bakery section too.
Rua Padre João Manuel, 732, São Paulo ~ (11) 3068-9093.

Sorveteria Sottozero (Perdizes) - Very popular ice cream store that got certified kosher recently.
Av. Sumaré, 840, São Paulo.

Super K (Perdizes) - The largest kosher supermarket in SP, has everything there, prices are high.
Rua Traipu, 66, São Paulo ~ (11) 3663-3030.

Shuls
Bayit (Higienopolis) - Really nice Chabad House, R' Michaan was the Rabbi. main jewish area
Beit Chabad Brooklin - far away from jewish comunity but nice for shabbos, but they are close to many of the main SP points hotels.
Beit Chabad Central (Jardins) - The main Chabad house serving SP, Building is a replica of 770 in NY. Lively Kiddush every Shabbos after Shachris.
Beit Chabad Itaim (Itaim - Jardins Europa) - Beautiful Chabad house in a very upscale part of SP. Best Kiddush Friday night after Maariv.
Beit Chabad Morumbi - Very residential and upscale area of SP.
Beit Chabad Perdizes - Nice Shul, right next to main jewish area, and hotels options nearby.
Beit Chabad Pinheiros - Extremely warm Shul community members, and great Kiddush every Shabbos afternoon.
Beit Yaakov Sephardi (Higienopolis) - Fancy Shul for the ones who can afford it. Will be very hard to enter if you not a member.
Makor Chaim Sephardi (Higienopolis) - On the same note as Beit Yaakov, both of them beautiful and rich Shul's.
Mishcan Menachem Chabad (Jardins Paulista) - Shul with some programs throughout the week.
Talmud Torah Chabad (Bom Retiro) - Basic Shul in a very undesirable section of SP.
Tiferes Chabad (Higienopolis) - Simple Shul, nothing major stands out, better place elsewhere.
Tzeirei Agudas Chabad (Jardins) - A Shtiebel as opposed to a Chabad House, Heimishe Minyan. zayants shul

Hotels with Points near a Shul (Walking Minutes)
Brookin - Grand Hyatt (25 minutes), Hilton (20 minutes), Park Inn by Radisson (35 minutes), Radisson Villa Olympia (20 minutes), Sheraton (15 minutes).
Itaim - Marriott EA (20 minutes), Radisson Faria Lima (5 minutes), Staybridge Suites (10 minutes).
Jardins - Intercontinental (25 minutes), Renaissance (15 minutes).
Perdizes - Holiday Inn Express (15 minutes).

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - Fixed prices from the airport to different parts of SP. To Jardins will set you back about R$120.
Executive Bus - From the airport to various areas of SP, a little more than R$40.
Public Bus - Number 257 goes from GRU to the metro station Tataupe for R$5. From there you can continue on the metro throughout SP.

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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #460 on: October 14, 2014, 07:26:35 AM »


Thanks, what other places are on the list?
Well Rio again (hopefully it won't be raining), SP, and maybe Manaus.


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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #461 on: October 14, 2014, 10:09:00 AM »
Keep saving the best for later :) - SAO has a lot to do, maybe not as "attractiony" as RIO or IGU, but there are great street market open on the weekends, friday vinte cinco and downtown you can go up to the observatory for free, great shopping at upscale oscar freire in jardins, go to a soccer game, that would be a great thing to do in SAO or RIO, nothing like a soccer match in Brazil, even if it is not your go to sport and you won't understand much, it is crazy fun atmosphere there. Markets like republica and the great fruit market open on Sundays etc.. Lots of stuff there that could be lots of fun. I would go there from like Thursday (or even Wednesday) through Sunday. Don't stay there for Monday, as most of the city closes down on Mondays. - Consider this my mini TR for now of SAO. Though this is just a fraction of the great stuff that there are to do there, there is a whole lot more, can share with you my shutterfly photo book if you want.
Looks like we'll get to SAO Thursday and fly to IGU on Monday morning.
Can you elaborate on any of those activities.

Don't think a game is safe with 2 kids.

Is there any shabbos take out? Any good ideas for what food to bring to IGU for 1.5 days?
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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #462 on: October 14, 2014, 12:01:21 PM »
Looks like we'll get to SAO Thursday and fly to IGU on Monday morning.
Can you elaborate on any of those activities.

Don't think a game is safe with 2 kids.

Dates sound perfect for SAO.

On Thursday spend a day in Jardins, the upscale community, the street of Oscar Freire is one of the safest streets and in SP, as there are guards at every store, fun place to go to is the Havaiana store, where they have the best flip flops in the world, and you can choose from hundreds of pairs, or even custom make your own. You can then go to Paulista avenue, they even have a free 3-hour walking tour there - in English - on Thursdays, so would be great, very highly rated on TA, though never got to do it myself. You wouldn't want to bring kids to a game, not that it is dangerous, but it's just not the right place, though if you can have someone babysit the kids while you go out, it is something you will not soon forget. They have games at all times, and all of the are crazy, though if you go too a game of one of the stars there (Corinthians or Palmeiras) you are in for a real treat!

Friday would be good day to spend at downtown (run-down) area of SP. You can go to the vinte-cinco market, a pedestrian only street of about 3-4 blocks that has all the junk you want there, for name your own price ;). 5 minute walk from there and you are at the Banespa building, where you can go to the top for free, and get an amazing view of the whole city of SP, fun free activity. You can walk around the historic area where all the courthouses were, there is even a park in the middle somewhere, where they held the fifa fan fest in SP a few months ago.

Sunday is a day for downtown too, though other stuff are open then that are not on weekdays. You can go to the Municipal fruit market, where you can try many exotic Brazilian fruits from all over the country, prices are high, but they will let you try whatever you want, and they try to make you feel that you must buy from them. Republica square is about a 20 minute walk from there, there you can buy an authentic Brazilian hammock for R$50. You can also go to the Liberdade Japanese market that is only open on Sundays, similar idea to Vinte-Cinco and Republica, though more Asian style stuff there. And the streets there are decorated in a way to make you feel like you are in Japan. And in the evening, head out to one of the many shopping malls, even if you are not into shopping, this is where it is happening on Sunday nights, one of the malls has a kosher freddo store inside, and in that same mall there is a cool outdoor rooftop theater.

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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #463 on: October 14, 2014, 12:08:36 PM »
Is there any shabbos take out? Any good ideas for what food to bring to IGU for 1.5 days?

You can't go wrong with going to either All Kosher or SuperK, they both have full Deli counter, and lots of other kosher groceries that you can only find there. Full bakery selections, sushi bars, prices are on the high side, SuperK has the largest selection.

When we went to IGU we brought, crackers, tuna, cookies and biscuits. There we bought other stuff like fruits in the grocery, chips and drinks etc.. If you go to SuperK you will be able to buy whatever you want for your trip, and remember there is a kosher freddo inside the Argentina side of the park.

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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #464 on: October 21, 2014, 07:55:09 PM »
This is from the master Trip Report thread - if someone here could help out it would be appreciated.

Done.

The wiki now has separate listings for Rio, Sao Paulo, Iguassu, Florianopolis, as well as just "Brazil". Maybe someone who is more familiar with Brazil could organize them in a way that makes more sense, either merging a few of them, or alternately, breaking out the ones listed under just Brazil to where they belong.

I don't know enough about Brazil  to know if this even makes sense, but it just seems weird now IMHO.
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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #465 on: October 23, 2014, 06:48:23 PM »
Celadon is awesome!
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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #466 on: October 23, 2014, 07:05:08 PM »
Celadon is awesome!

What is that, some pottery place?

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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #467 on: October 23, 2014, 07:18:34 PM »
What is that, some pottery place?
New milchig place. I am so drunk from there...gosh I missed caiparinhas!
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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #468 on: October 23, 2014, 07:41:20 PM »
New milchig place. I am so drunk from there...gosh I missed caiparinhas!
Lol. They're amazing. It's so easy to get hammered off them.  :D

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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #469 on: October 23, 2014, 07:50:46 PM »
Lol. They're amazing. It's so easy to get hammered off them.  :D

Yes they are, stores in US should carry good quality Chachaca.

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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #470 on: October 23, 2014, 07:53:22 PM »
New milchig place. I am so drunk from there...gosh I missed caiparinhas!

Cool, I see it now - http://koshermap.com.br/pt/view-10154/celadon-conheca-o-novo-restaurante-chalavi-kasher-do-sushi-papaia.html. I'll add to wiki.

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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #471 on: October 27, 2014, 01:43:26 AM »
Two weeks ago, I wrote up my Florianopolis TR, it finished like this:

CWB will have to wait for a future report.

Well here it is! - Curitiba is not the most exciting city, but is probably the most beautiful city in Brazil.

We took a bus from Florianopolis to Curitiba on Friday morning, the ride is about 4 hour if you get direct, or 5 hours with a few stops along the way, which we did. Difference in price is only about $10-20 but the times of the non-express worked better for us. Pulling into Curitiba central bus station at about 2pm, we had just a few hours till Shabbos, so nothing much in the way of touring in such a short time. We got into a cab - was tricky to find one that would take all of us 4 people with a suitcase each - to take us to Agua Verde, the area which has the Chabad house, and also the brand new FIFA stadium.

Shabbos was very nice and relaxing at Chabad, warm community and great Rabbi's there. We ate by the main Rabbi's house on Friday night, and on Shabbos afternoon there was a full Kiddush at Chabad. And Shiurim later on in the evening before Mincha & Maariv.


The Shul at Chabad Curitiba


Mini playground for the kids at Chabad


Kids preschool in the same building of the Shul.

The Chabad house also has a small grocery store, carrying basics such as, crackers, wafers, snacks, soft drinks, cookies, milk, chocolate and more. And some night they make a "restaurant" night, where they cater dinner and there is a dining room to eat there, call ahead to find out. This place is the only source for anything Kosher in Curitiba other than potato chips and soft drinks.

Sunday morning we went to the outdoor market at the old part of town. Nice place to stroll around for a bit, and very easy to reach, close to everything.


Sunday Market

Leaving directly in front of the Sunday market area / old part of town, is the very popular Curitiba tourist bus. Tickets to get on were R$29, and it allows you to hop on/off 4 times during the day. The tour itself is boring, no narration as you are driving about this long 3 hour tourist route, just short announcements right before each stop, with a brief description of what is there, the same of what you can find by reading the complimentary pamphlet they hand out onboard.


Tourist line Curitiba

The first or second stop on the bus is the 24hr shopping mall, most people wrote online that it's a tourist trap with no major attracting there so we skipped it. After that we passed by the Teatro Paiol, which is one of the oldest theater's in Brazil, again nothing much to see inside, though nice from the outside.


Teatro Paiol, as seen from the bus.

Our first place that we got off at, was the famous Jardim Botanico of Curitiba. A beautiful garden area in middle of the city, the postcard of Curitiba.


The stop on the bus.


Entrance to the admission-free Botanical Gardens.




View of the City and the gardens from the deck.


Small trail through the forest of the gardens.


No shortage of green space in Curitiba, unlike many other cities around Brazil.


Inside the greenhouse of the gardens.

A few stops later the bus pulls up in front of the Oscar Niemeyer museum. The museum is named after the man who designed it, who was also very instrumental in shaping the way Curitiba is today. He was the one who made the very popular bus tube system in Curitiba.


An icon not only in Curitiba but throughout Brazil. Below a replica of the full museum including the "eye".


He was the one who created this genius over-ground tube system.


Outside the museum.

The next stop on the bus was the Memorial Polonês, this place looks like a run-down Polish / Ukrainian shtetel. Nice place to walk around a little bit, and connected to the museum through a nice 10 minute walking path through the woods, so you don't have to use up an extra stop.







We then passed by Bosque Alemão, the German area of town, nice monument there but we didn't get off. The next stop we got off at was Parque Tanguá, a beautiful park outside the city, worth getting off at. Large pond of water in the center, and offered beautiful views from the top, and great hiking trails.







Our final stop that we got off at was Parque Barigui, a large urban park, fun atmosphere in the evening, with many locals there skateboarding, people making bbq's the vibes are great. Very close to downtown too and shopping malls that are open late.


Parque Barigui


Some unidentifiable animals across the river.


At the end of day.

Few notes about the bus, the entire trip takes almost 3 hours. The buses do not run on Monday's, as most stuff / attractions in Brazil. The bus starts at 9am from Praça Tiradentes, and goes for another run about every half hour or more frequent if it fill up faster. If you are renting a car, than there is no reason I see to take bus, it is more of a means of transports for those without one, than an attraction in itself.

Monday morning, we were going to go on the Serra Verde express train, that goes through the coastal Atlantic rainforest. Unfortunately the weather in the morning wasn't the greatest, so we skipped it. Instead we went to Pátio Batel, a brand new high-end shopping mall the was opened this past year. The mall itself was beautiful and felt very exorbitant.


Inside Pátio Batel


Relaxing lounge areas at the mall.

At the roof of the mall was a nice place to stroll and view the city. Down a few blocks, was another mall fully decorated for FIFA with soccer balls hanging all over.


Rooftop of the mall.


Notice all the soccer (football) decorations for FIFA2014.

Before heading out to the airport for the next part of the trip, I headed out to the regus lounge in town, and got some wifi, drinks, and a great high up view of the city I was about to leave. I got the card almost 2 years ago when Dan posted about it one of the first times, and it is still working more than a year later bh.



Hope you enjoyed reading this long TR, have so many more pictures, but I think I clogged it up enough for now :)

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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #472 on: October 27, 2014, 10:22:33 AM »
Great installment. Can't wait for the rest!

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Awesome!

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« Reply #474 on: October 27, 2014, 06:18:21 PM »
Great installment. Can't wait for the rest!

Awesome!

Thanks guys, here are pics from my Florianopolis trip, the report is above (reply #454). HT to Something Fishy for the tutorial on how to post pictures.


View before landing in FLN.


View from our hostel where we stayed, the Aloha Barra.


Beach less than a two minute walk from our hostel.




The thickets that separate the beach from the road.


The area where the ocean forms into the lake.


On the left water flowing in from the ocean to the lake.




Sun starting to set over the Barra Lagoa beach.


The main road in the area right along the beach, notice the dog who 'owns' this block is resting.


Talking about the dogs there, my friend snapped this picture of one of the sophisticated homeless dogs.


Across the bridge from Barra Lagoa beach is where the avenues start looking like this.


And this.. I encountered a wild dog in this place who was in a fight/chase with another little dog.


These roads also lead to beautiful gems, hidden away beaches.


Next morning we set out on a hike along the road on the lake to the next beach.


Midway between Barra Lagoa and Mole beach was the gorgeous observatory over the lake and mountains.


After a while hiking we made it over to the most popular beach on the island - Mole.




After some more walking, we came to the Joaquina dunes, must go here!


The adjacent beach is beautiful as well, but was the most full of all the beaches.


Sun setting over the lake on our last day there.

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Great Pix!

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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #476 on: October 29, 2014, 11:16:51 AM »
@Ya'alili, thanks for your TR's!

It took me so long to figure out all the best spots around town, wish you'd have been there during the year I was there. You really get around over there, and you know your places spot on.

Keep it up! Makes me miss Brazil so much. Such a lovely place!

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« Reply #477 on: October 29, 2014, 11:28:14 AM »
@Ya'alili, thanks for your TR's!

It took me so long to figure out all the best spots around town, wish you'd have been there during the year I was there. You really get around over there, and you know your places spot on.

Keep it up! Makes me miss Brazil so much. Such a lovely place!

Thanks, which places did you go to there besides RIO?

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« Reply #478 on: October 30, 2014, 11:28:34 AM »
Anyone been to Manaus recently?

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« Reply #479 on: October 30, 2014, 12:05:24 PM »
Anyone been to Manaus recently?

I was. If you call 3 months ago recently.