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... is 10°C (50°F). What a change from Rio, where on one day the temperature had soared to 42°C (108°F)! We see temperature gauges all along the main street, so obviously the climate here is a tourist attraction for the inhabitants of a tropical country. It has even snowed here occasionally.
The main street is lined with stores selling typical articles that appeal to visitors. We notice one unusual fact. All the mannequins in the stores have exactly the same features ...
We are quite near the city of Caxias do Sul, so decide to pop over for a quick visit. The road descends and descends, and we realise how high Nova Petropolis is, 563 m (1,847 ft). It’s a pretty drive, but the city is huge and quite uninteresting for us. It is the place where they manufacture Marcopolo buses, which are exported all over South America.
We arrive back at the house just a tad too late to appreciate a glorious ...
... interesting orienteerer called Guillermo (the Portugese equivalent) just back from Dom Rep.
There might normally have been stunning views from the road to Gramado, as we made a massive ascent to the “Alpine” style, due to the many immigrants, town in the jungle! Was possible to see roads lined with blue and white hydrangeas & a few waterfalls falling down the cliffs as we passed, but no views.
They seem to do Xmas in a big way here, ...
... skiing resort for the brazilians everything is a bit pricey. The entrance fee for the park was pretty reasonable though at R12 each.
The park was really quiet, there were only 3 or 4 other grouos in there which was nice. The path led down to a viewing platform which overlooked a huge valley with a beautiful waterfall to one side. We took some pretty poor selfies then carried on.
We got to the top of some steps and tried to read the sign but could only ...
... entered 15 degree cold.
What makes Gramado interesting is that it is a German town. Walking down the main street felt like we were in the middle of Europe. It was a very well off town where rich people spent their weekends. It really did not feel like we were in Brazil.