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Travel Blogs from Curitiba
... my life, and change I shall.
I found a cr*p-load of sites dedicated to backpacking. I've spent the last few weeks just reading anything I could find about backpacking and I've started planning.
I've decided that my point of entry will be Holland. My favorite uncle and aunt live there, so it would be nice to pay them a visit and get used to the time difference. One week should do - don't want to overstay ...
... courage to follow your heart and intuition; they somehow already know what you truly want to become". My confort-zone has been demolished and my heart says to use this opportunity and leave everything behind.
I'm currently planning everything I want to do and all the places I want to visit. I don't intend on coming back home too soon, so I have to be prepared.
"This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays." ~ Arthur Dent
... to the hostel and all three of us watched Gladiator on TV, brilliant film that. When Apollo 13 came on afterwards, Fred stayed in to watch it while me and Sean went up the nearby 'Oi' tower to get a view of the city, followed by a trip to the station to buy the bus and train tickets for the next day.
... places 80% were either rich or poor and 20% were middle class, Curitiba had an 80% middle class weighting. (Sidenote: why is this 80/20 rule so universal and applied to everything?) I was told that many people would like to see the rest of Brazil be more like Curitiba where the standard of living is high for a larger proportion of the population.
I did get the sense that the city was very middle class. It was clean, it felt ...
... and the people we spoke with are definitely focused on building an educational empire.
After the university tour we ate...and as usual we ate very well...this time at an Italian place...and guess what the routine was the same. We sat down and the waiters started coming one after another with delicious Italian dishes...and continued to come ...