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Jun 18, 2005 - Curitiba, Brazil

Now on my way up the coast to Rio - decided to stop for a night in Curitiba as there is apparently a very scenic train ride from here through the mountains out to another island off the coast. CURITIBA - PARANAGUA TRAIN JOURNEY Decided to take the train to the coast from Curitiba, one of only three operational passenger lines remaining in Brazil. As the photos will show, I was very lucky to get a good, clear day - the first in about a week. The train descended over the mountains to the coast through Atlantic rainforests and was well...

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Chris's rant fest

Feb 22, 2005 - Tuesday...change in plans

We´re in Curitiba in the South of Brazil today....waiting for our flight to the Foz de Iguaçu (the Iguacu Falls) the longest in the world. They are 200kms long so we´ll be here for a few days. They border Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina so you can hop over a bridge and visit 3 countries in a few hours. Yesterday was our last day in Rio for 3 or 4 weeks. We´re definitely going back though!!! That´s because Tim left the hiking boots in Manaus of all places. Dóh! Signing off now because the flight is imminent. More photos and general...

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Feb 17, 2005 - Curitiba (Curi-che-ba)

They said the next update would never appear. Who did? Well I nearly did. I was starting to worry because i am so far behind with updates, but alas! Having failed to conquer the abysmal internet access offered in Paraguay, at great expense to myself, it is from Argentina which i write this retrospective update on Curitiba, a very appealing university city in southern Brazil. After Sao P this was just what we needed. The population of the city is about 1.6 million, so it was still a big place, but far more managable than the metropolis of...

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Jan 31, 2005 - A wash out

Heading away from the beach we landed ourselves in Curitiba. It is a lovely clean city with lots of cobbled streets and interesting architecture. It is a university city so there are lots of bars and restuarants making it lively at night! We spent three days here doing the usual touristy thing, walked the streets and found a lovely market in the old district which had some cool stuff. We even bought a glass specifically for Caprianahs, but we broke it even before we had left the market area. Not Happy! We booked ourselves on a tourist train...

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Our trip home ....

Jan 29, 2005 - Parana

On Saturday 29th, me and Krys caught the bus to Sao Paulo (2 hrs) and from there got another bus to Curitiba which is in the next state to Sao Paulo, Parana. This was a nearly 7 hour journey but we paid extra and had a luxury coach that even showed films.The transport in Brazil is pretty good (and this cost £10 to travel about 400 miles!) We arrived in Curitiba at about 7ish and booked into a hotel that was in the lonely planet bible. Pretty cheap but had seen better days. Dumped our stuff and wandered into town to find something to eat....

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Moon On Tour 2005

Jan 26, 2005 - Curitiba & the Worlds Most Boring Rail Journey

Curitiba, home of one million people (precisely), home of a great German bar and restaurant, and home of the worst bloody train journey in living memory. Sorry LP but you were wrong with this one. We eventually arrived in Curitiba, albeit a few hours late due to the collapsed bridge, and found ourselves a little hotel in the centre before grabbing a bite to eat. The following day we decided should be dedicated to mooching around the city and having a look at its sights... well, that was until we wandered past a German bar at around...

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Jan 25, 2005 - Brasil - Curitiba

We arrived in Curitiba and decided to stay in slightly nicer accomodation so picked a hotel called the Estacio Palace hotel. We had a look around town as the hotel was quite central and saw some of the city. In the evening we were too lazy to go out and eat so stayed in our room watching tv !!! The following day we decided to do a city tour. This took us to the top 25 spots in Curitiba. It meant getting on and off buses but we saw the main attractions. By the end Monica was exhausted ! and we had a nap before heading out for dinner. This...

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Jan 11, 2005 - Valizas, Cabo Polonia, Porte Alegra (Brazil) via Chuy and Gramado/Canela

After a couple of days chilling out in La Paloma we carried on to Valizas. Absolutley amazing and the highlight of our trip up to this point. Valizas is a very small village with no bitumen and houses/shacks literally sitting on the beach. The beach is amazing with huge sand dunes reaching right up to the shore break. On our first afternoon we walked up to the top of the largest dune and up to some rocks to view Cabo Polonia in the distance. Walking back along the shore we saw something really bizarre. There were cows grazing in the dunes....

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