Travel Blogs from Curitiba
On Thursday (day 21) we simply visited the botanical garden in the evening and rested in the city throughout the day. A quick note on why these blog posts are being published sometimes with several days of delay is that although we have been taking notes in our notebooks on each of the days, the process of writing them on the web and capturing the photos is quite lengthy and therefore can only be done ...
... br> Finally we reached the zoo and saw many neat animals. Interestingly the zoo admission was free as is the case for many other cultural attractions within Brazil such as museums and botanical gardens. The reason for this is that in Brazil there is a special cultural tax that all business pay. The proceeds from this tax must be used to promote cultural spaces and events.
... settled into a different host who is the family of a friend
of an AIESECer. When I arrived I was greeted by the mother Maria who is a
lovely lady. Even though she doesn’t speak English she has been very
friendly and force fed me all these delicious food. ...
... we are unsure of the area and the local past time seems to be getting drunk by 8pm we end up eating fast food in a shopping centre.
Next day is an early start on our tourist train, we bought the cheap seats as didn’t see the point in paying extra for a Portuguese speaking guide and it turns out we have a whole carriage to ourselves apart from the mountain rescue crew heading to work. The train starts off pretty slowly ...
... and progressive in the Brazil and definitely more affluent.
In the afternoon, we attended a discussion on SEBRAE, the small business agency that encourages independent small business owners to learn how to be better business men and women. They have created incentives for businesses to take advantage of their tools and ideas in order ...
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