Boutique Hotel Varanda das Bromelias
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... Brazilians eat really late compared to us at like 9pm so we hung out in the hotel until it was late. We walked down to the main street, which didnt take long as Canela is only small. Its such a quaint, pretty little town which has a really alpine feel. All the buildings are like little log cabins nd a lot of the cafes have sheep skins over the chairs outside for warmth. It reminded me a lot of Banff in Canada.
We ate at a nice resturuant that was full of locals ...
... airport was closed due to heavy fog.
We landed at the next nearest airport which was two hours drive away. Our crew was able to make contact mid air with our ground crew and our coaches were able to meet us at the airport and take us to our 4 hotels in Gramado.
We left 30 degree ...
... a chocolate factory, which consisted of a bizzarre attempt to convince us we were going back in time, followed by an even more bizarre series of waxwork models explaining the history of chocolate (in portuguese), and ending with a tree that sneezed water on you. We did have some quite nice hot chocolate in the cafe though.
The best place we saw was the stunning waterfall in the Caracal state park. It cascades over the edge of a cliff that juts out above a huge hollow ...
... again! So we kept on driving into the night until we hit the tourist town of Canela. Canela means Cinnamon in portugies, but all the Cinnamon trees had been replaced with german/european style houses, streets and cathedrals. But, at least we did find a hotel to stay the night and I had one of my best coffes the next morning: the brand was "Bom Jesus" and it absolutely lived up to its name!
We left town and headed up north. Along the way we discovered an amazing waterfall ...
It is true. There is a town in Brazil that looks a lot like Switzerland. People there produce chocolate, they are rich and have nice big house, some of them are "chalets". They even stop to let the pedestrians cross the street. Is there a better proof than that :)? The truth is that many Germans and Italians settled there a long time ago and they ...