Curitiba: Feira do Largo da Ordem

Curitiba, November 13, 2016 Another cool day.  Eliane drove us to the Feira do Largo da Ordem downtown – Carlos didn’t go with us because he hates crowds. And crowded it was! This feira is a crafts market which takes place every Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm, with well-made craft items, some beautiful, […]

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Curitiba’s Municipal Market

November 12, 2016 We planned to go to the large Mercado Municipal, an enclosed market of mostly food stalls.  My points of reference were those in Peru and Mexico. On our way there, we stopped for a late lunch at a popular churrascaria which catered to a lunch crowd, Pepino Azedo, which was about to […]

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Curitiba’s Historic District

November 12, 2016 Our plan today was to walk around the Setor Histórico downtown.  Although it was cool, rain was no longer in the forecast. First we stopped at Clube Curitibano, which I wrote about in another post. Leaving the Clube Curitibano property, we walked through a plaza of white and black mosaic tiles, lined […]

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Thursday Doors: Clube Curitibano

Clube Curitibano is a social club in Curitiba to which my friends and their family belong. It was founded in 1881 and was originally a club for people of German descent but expanded with time.  This building is the older – and smaller – of the club’s properties. However, I’m sure it is the most […]

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WPC: Brazilian Street Names

I have been to Rio de Janeiro several times and spent extended periods there. Yet it wasn’t until my most recent visit last November, that I noticed something interesting about the street signs. In Brazil, many (if not most) streets are named after specific people.  Usually it’s someone I have never heard of. But in […]

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Thursday Doors: Café do Paço

In the historic center of Curitiba, there is a “teaching cafe” – that is, it is a cafe in which the servers and those who prepare the coffee are students at the Escola Senac who are learning the art of presentation and serving of a good coffee. The students also learn how to prepare appetizers […]

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