My trip to Rio

It’s been a long time since I wrote up on my blog. A year has passed and nothing new has happened into my life. For now I want to share my trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.20170919_074840 (2)
I’ve always heard on the news the negatives headlines about Rio like shootings, stray Bullets, thefts, armed robbery and killings. Despite of these news, I decided to visit one of the most the famous city in the world.20170918_134633-1
I traveled by bus from my city to Rio. The travel last about 11 hours including the long time spent in the halts and a flat tire along the way. The route followed by the bus it took us to dirty and deteriorated places very different from the postcards, but it was a worthwhile trip. IMG_2118.JPGAfter arriving at the bus terminal in Rio, the scenery changed completely. I took the modern VLT that crosses the city through the restored harbor area. I got off at Cinelândia and from there I embarked in a metro to Copacabana beach.IMG_2094 I stayed in a hotel 3 minutes from the beach thanks to my friend Juliana, a travel lover and also a backacker. I had great days there and also my point of view about the city had changed a lot. IMG_2091 (2).JPGThe Public transportation system is organized and also the mobility apps work very well with affordable prices to visit the sightseeings. 20170917_181444The city is lively and full of restaurants and pubs that serve delicious foods and snacks. 20170917_055940.jpgI recommend to use the mobility apps to visit the city because the drivers usually know all streets and alleys of the city.20170917_061123 (2)
Despite all of the problems faced like any other big city in Brazil as homeless people, high rates of crimes, garbages on the streets and on the beaches, the landscapes and the beaches are really beautiful.20170919_064912

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The beauty in the middle of desolation 

No matter where we live because the nature is always generous with us. 

“Wild flowers”

Even in a hidden yard in a rich or in a humble house you can find a beautiful single blooming lonely flower.

Dream land (no Photoshop). Taken in south st, Brazil. 

 There are days when you look around and only see desolation, but when you look up you can see a gorgeous clouds above your head leading your mind to a land dream. 

Dream land ( no Photoshop). Taken in south st, Brazil. 

Even if you are in the middle of desert the sunset or sundown will amaze your eyes. 

Cherry trees. Taken near Nagoya city, Japan.

Some people dislike the rainny days, but if you pay attention you will gonna find some beauty on the raindrops or in a way that birds play with the rain or the way that branches swing along with the wind. 

Now it’s cold and cloudy despite being in a tropical climate and my soul was feeling abandoned by the universe … when met up a new friend in my garden just opening the door.

Bella, my new sweet friend 💜

Itapoá Beach

Itapoá beach.

Itapoá is a coastal city located at Santa Catarina state, Brazil . The city is tranquil and has a beautiful beach for taking a rest. The food prices and the restaurants are not so expensive even during the high season. The beaches are quite clean in comparison with other beaches, at least when I was there on April.

Sunset at Itapoá beach.
Sunset at Itapoá beach.
Even the dogs love to enjoy the beach!
Somewhere on the road.

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A cidade litorânea de Itapoá fica no extremo norte de Santa Catarina. As praias são relativamente limpas se comparadas com outras praias imundas e são tranquilas, pelo menos estavam quando estive lá em abril.

Localização
Neste site do governo estadual de Santa Catarina explica detalhadamente como chegar lá.

http://www.itapoa.sc.gov.br/cms/pagina/ver/codMapaItem/23057

Ponta Grossa city, Parana St, Brazil.

Ponta Grossa city.

Ponta Grossa city is located at the south of Parana state and it was officially founded in 1823. The city has about 400. 000 inhabitants and it is one of the major cities of the state. There are many important factories installed like Heineken, Mars and Terra Pak, for example. Ponta Grossa also is an important producer of corn, black beans and soy. The place is surrounded by a beautiful nature that is perfect for those people who like to explore the life in open air, however the city don’t offer infrastructure for the tourists and residents to explore the outdoor trips, unfortunately.

Soy plantation near Vila Velha State Park, Parana St, Brazil.
Parque ambiental is one of the parks clean for walking and cultural activities.
An old train station preserved.

The Historical Carambeí Park

It’s a beautiful open museum.

The Historical Carambeí Park is a open museum that was created to pay tribute to the immigrants dutches that established the municipality of “Carambeih” and also founded a very important dairy products cooperative that contributes with the local economy. 

The Holland architecture.

Another important contribution is the cultural heritage; you can see the influence of the culture in the style of the architecture, cuisine and religion.

A Protestant church

The park is a beautiful and tranquil place for people who love to take pictures and take a time to relax with the family or friends. There you can see the typical owls of the region and also the horses grazing and embellishing the landscape and also to contemplate a beautiful horizon feeling like somewhere in Europe.

A scared owl.

An old slaughterhouse.
Train station

Location
The park is located in the municipality of Carambei in Parana State, Brazil.

Open time
From 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Closed on mondays.

For further information call 55 (42) 32315063.

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Parque Histórico de Carambeí

O parque é um museu à céu aberto que foi criado para homenagear e contar a história dos imigrantes holandesas que fundaram o município de Carambeí e também uma importante fábrica de laticínios que contribui com a economia local.
Os holandeses também deixaram uma herança cultural que você ver na arquitetura do local, na religião e na culinária.
O parque é um lugar tranquilo e bonito ideal para pessoas que gostam de tirar fotografias, passear com a família e amigos. No parque é possível encontrar as corujinhas típicas da região dos Campos Gerais e ainda ver os cavalos pastando que embelezam ainda mais a paisagem, além de se sentir em algum lugar na Europa.

Localização
O parque está localizado no município de Carambeí, Paraná e fica na entrada do município que fica sinalizada por um portal.
De Curitiba para Ponta Grossa você pega a rodovia 277 e quando entrar na cidade de Ponta Grossa você segue sentindo norte para chegar na PR 151 (sentido Castro) e aí só prestar atenção nas placas. No sentido Castro vire a esquerda passando por debaixo da ponte e do portal da cidade.

Para informações mais detalhadas ligue para (42) 3231-5063.

O parque fica aberto das 11:00 às 18:00 horas.

Fechado às segundas.

Vila Velha St Park, Brazil.

​The Park is formed by Sandstones, Pitches and the Golden lake.

Arenitos (Sandstones).
Arenitos datado de milhares de anos. (Sandstones dated from thousand years).

For a long time the park had its sandstones “damaged” by vandals who used to write their names on the rocks or by people who wanted to climb the stones or to carry a piece of rock like a souvenir.  Now, it is a preserved area and the visitors are conducted by guides through the trails to preserve the sculptures created by the nature. There, you can see squirrels, lizards, ocelots, owls, little spotted cat and others species. It is allowed to ride by bike in the park, but it’s necessary to call before.

Arenitos datado de milhares de anos. Sandstones dated from thousand years).

The only problem is for those who love to take pictures like me. The trip is guided, so you don’t have too much time for choosing the best angles for your photos. That’s why, don’t forget to set your camera first.

Arenitos (Sandstones).
Furnas (Pitches).
Arenitos (Sandstones).

Location and time:
The park opens from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Road 376 Km 28
For further informations in english or portuguese call 55(42)3228-1138
Closed on Tuesdays.

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Parque Estadual de Vila Velha, Paraná, Brasil.

O parque é formado pelos Arenitos,   Furnas e a Lagoa Dourada, mas eles ficam distantes um do outro.
Por um longo tempo o parque teve seus arenitos destruídos por vândalos que escreviam seus nomes nas rochas e que costumavam levar pedaços delas como souvenirs. Felizmente, agora o parque de tornou uma área de  preservação, daí a fauna e a flora está sendo preservada. Lá você pode encontrar esquilos, lagartos, jaguatiricas, corujas, gatos-do-mato, entre outros. O local também pode ser percorrido por bicicleta, mas primeiro deve ser feito o agendamento. 

Já para quem gosta de tirar fotos como eu fica um pouquinho complicado porque a visita é acompanha por guias turísticos e aí não dá muito tempo para ficar procurando o melhor ângulo das rochas, por isso programe sua máquina antes de iniciar o passeio.
Localização e horário de funcionamento 
O parque abre das 8:30 às 15:30 e 

para chegar ao parque você vai pela rodovia BR 376 sentido a cidade de Ponta Grossa no Paraná ou se você se estiver vindo da fronteira sentido a Curitiba é só ficar atento as placas. Também é possível ir de ônibus  indo do Terminal de Oficinas pagando apenas o valor de passagem local, porém o ônibus te deixa na parada da rodovia e aí você tem que atravessar a rodovia, mas não se preocupe é pertinho. 
Informações 

Parque Estadual Vila Velha : (42)3228-1138

Viação Campos Gerais: (42)3311-4040
Fechado às terças

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Conhecendo o Brasil

 The Vila  Velha St. Park is located in Parana State and situated at the south of Brazil. The park is formed by sandstones sculptures in various kind of formats sculpted by the nature ☆

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O Parque Estadual Vila Velha está localizado no estado do Paraná no sul do Brasil. O parque é formado por esculturas de arenitos em diversos formatos esculpidos pela natureza ☆