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May 6 Comments

Amandha & Jessica’s Trip to Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Urubamba and the Sacred Valley in Peru.

Amandha & Jessica’s Trip to Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Urubamba and the Sacred Valley in Peru.

You have probably heard of Machu Picchu… but what about Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Urubamba which includes the ruins in Pisac, Ollantaytambo, the man-made salt ponds of Maras and the Pisac Craft Market?  What about Paracas, where you can visit the National Reserve, fly over the Nazca Lines and take a boat trip to […]

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Apr 24 Comments

Climb every mountain

Climb every mountain

By Hermine This post is dedicated to those of you who like trekking. Curitiba is surrounded by “morros” or hilly mountains which offers stunning views of the surrounding atlantic rainforest. There is plenty to explore just under an hour drive from the city. A Brazilian friend of mine is an avid trekker and he got […]

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Apr 24 Comments

One imperial tunnel, one cava.

One imperial tunnel, one cava.

By Hermine This is the slogan of a degustation concept in the hilly fields near the small town of Piraquara. What you’ll find here is an experience above the usual. Cave de Colinas de Pedra is the new destination for tasting Brazilian cava, in a surprisingly innovative and unexpected environment, just under an hour drive […]

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Mar 30 1 comment

Exploring the art scene in Curitiba

Exploring the art scene in Curitiba

By Corrine Art in Brazil has its roots in the blend of cultures that make up this colourful vibrant nation. Curitiba has always had a strong European influence. Portuguese, Italian, German, Ukrainian, Polish and of course a Brazilian influence can be found in the architecture, sculptures and art works throughout the city. There are a […]

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Mar 18 Comments

Parque Ouro Fino – the hidden gem

Parque Ouro Fino – the hidden gem

By Malin Many curitibanos don’t know that this beautiful and relaxing place exists. It is very well hidden in the woods of Campo Largo and Bateias, and only a 40 minutes ride from Curitiba Centro. It is a beautiful and quiet place for persons who love the nature, who fancy a refreshing dip into pools […]

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Feb 6 1 comment

Our holiday in South Africa

Our holiday in South Africa

By Corrine Going back to South Africa is always an exhilarating and enthralling experience for me. South Africa is a country rich in many aspects. Scenically it has a myriad of faces, intertwined with African, European and Asian cultures, found in the cuisine, architecture, decoration and tribal costumes. Our holiday started in Cape Town, which in my opinion […]

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Nov 17 Comments

Stand up Paddle in Passaúna

Stand up Paddle in Passaúna

By Hermine If you like Stand Up Paddle (SUP) there is now an official SUP Club in Passaúna Park! You can take one hour classes from R$50. Should you be interested in doing SUP Yoga (this would be yoga on top of the board – lots of fun and not so hard as it sounds […]

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Officina Resto Bar

Officina Resto Bar

By Hermine Total New York feeling in this newly opened restaurant bar called Officina with black/cement/industrial decor, a rather young audience and conveniently located a stone’s throw from Praça Espanha. We tried the entrees, a Salmon tartare and mushroom bruschettas, both yummy. My cocktail, which had Tabasco and some read fruits (can’t recall the name, […]

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Let’s Make a Trip to the Colony!

Let’s Make a Trip to the Colony!

By Hermine Sometimes we get the “itch” and just feel we need to leave the city behind and breathe some fresh countryside air. Good news is that in less than an hour drive from Curitiba you can find yourself in the middle of lush green fields, cows and flowers. Welcome to the colonies! There are […]

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Sep 28 1 comment

The best Japanese in town and a good option for Seafood

The best Japanese in town and a good option for Seafood

By Amandha  I have found the best Japanese restaurant in town: Keiji Sushi Bar is modern, yet welcoming. The food is really good – the fish is fresh and well cut. The rolls and the platters are beautifully served. The added plus for you is that you can bring your own bottle of wine with no […]

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