Resort Plaza Caldas da Imperatriz

Address: Estrada Geral s/n, Km 04 , Santo Amaro da Imperatriz, State of Santa Catarina, 88140, Brazil | Hotel
 
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This hotel is located on Estrada Geral s/n, Km 04 , Santo Amaro da Imperatriz.
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    Travel Blogs from Santo Amaro da Imperatriz

    Back to Valley of Gourds

    A travel blog entry by jovi on Jun 02, 2014

    7 photos

    Two weeks previously I had made an order with my artistic gourd elaborator in the mountains - an order of 8 of the best and most beautiful hand-crafted gourds that will ever have hit African shores. This man has been chipping art into calabash for 25 years, and there's nobody better than this pioneer of the nail & chizzle technique. The video will explain it all: ...

    Another Yerba Mate Fest

    A travel blog entry by jovi on May 29, 2014

    11 photos

    ... great chunks of meat and get it roasting to win the prize of biggest churrasco (braai).

    The highlight of the fest though is the final of the state's Gaucho sing and dance competition, which qualifies the winner to take part in the Brazilian national sing and dance competition. My host's son, Gustavo was the accordion player for one of the finalist bands, Os Guri de Palmeira. Friday, Saturday and Sunday ...

    Interview at Bom Dia Jornal

    A travel blog entry by jovi on May 29, 2014

    8 photos

    My stay in Erechim, one of Brazil's largest yerba mate processing centre's was short and sweet. Roberto Ferron, executive director of the Brazilian Yerba Mate Institute was my host and took me along with him on his daily newspaper and radio interview rounds.

    In Erechim I learned that 70% of Brazil's food production ...

    Out Of the Mill Into My Gourd

    A travel blog entry by jovi on May 28, 2014

    1 comment, 14 photos

    ... for me and was adamant that I eat a cracker between each product tasting. "I don't eat gluten" I said. She left the room and returned 5 minutes later with a green apple. Here are some elements in evaluating yerba and possible explanations for the facts...

    YERBA MATE TASTING
    1. Colour - any black leaves means burned yerba, a greyish/yellowish shine means old (or aged) yerba, ...

    Getting Technical About Yerba

    A travel blog entry by jovi on May 27, 2014

    4 comments, 6 photos

    ... native trees, they said.

    I think these guys went through a lot of effort to come to the conclusion that the best way to grow yerba mate is to leave it to nature. The most positive result of the research for me is the marketing potential - they can use the research to convince the masses that the seemingly simple concept of "let nature take its course" is both manageable and profitable.


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