Posts tagged "Serra do Rio do Rastro"
The view from up here

The view from up here

A photograph much like the one at the top of this post is largely responsible for us changing the route we’d sketched out in advance. We’d planned to ride east from the city of Curitiba to Foz do Iguaçu, then head more or less south to Buenos Aires. But in a Curitiba bike shop about...
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...
In Curitiba

In Curitiba

An unpromising security gate opens into a wedge of a courtyard with a tower block view, a giant bicycle fashioned from drainpipes affixed to one high wall. Onwards, a labyrinth of a dozen or more rooms spreadeagles inside and out, into cellar, studio, kitchen, workshop, gallery and so on, full of space and visual surprise:...