Posts tagged "Florianópolis"
Better where?

Better where?

We don’t yet know enough about the Brazilian national character, if such a thing even exists, to guess whether it’s a typically Brazilian comment or simply a classic example of grass-is-greener syndrome. But wherever we are, the locals have consistently told us that yes, it’s nice here, but it’s nicer somewhere else. In towns and...
Heading south

Heading south

The owner of the lanchonete in Jaraguá do Sul where we stopped for lunch on Saturday was effusive in his praise of Balneário Camboriú, the largest mainland beach resort between the cities of Rio and Porto Alegre. ‘A mini-Copacabana,’ he called it, gesturing excitedly to his nodding colleagues. Riding south towards it the next day...