Hi everyone, we are back in Singapore after spending a month in Brazil. We had a nice, relaxing holiday there. It was great to catch up with nonna, nonno, all the tias and tios, and to see Carla and Renan’s baby cousin Elisa.
We didn’t really go to many places in Brazil. We mainly stayed with nonna and nonno at their farm in Garibaldi and spent a few days in Porto Alegre.
You haven’t really been to Brazil if you haven’t visited the beautiful Brazilian beaches!
When we went to Brazil in 2013, we had a chance to visit Balneário Camboriú and Florianópolis, two places that are famous for their amazing beaches. They are located in the state of Santa Catarina, north of Rio Grande do Sul.
When we went to Brazil in 2010, besides going to Garibaldi and Porto Alegre we also visited Gramado and Canela, small towns located around 130 km from Porto Alegre.
Gramado and Canela are two different towns, but they are so close together, people think of them as one. They are both beautiful, with so many things to do. The two towns are very popular with tourists, but they still retain their quiet and relaxed vibe.
Today I’m going to write about Papai’s country, Brazil. He’s from Rio Grande do Sul, a state in the South of Brazil, close to Argentina and Uruguay. People from Rio Grande do Sul are called Gauchos. They are usually very proud of their land and culture, and are even said to be prouder being Gauchos than being Brazilians. Most of them are descendants of European immigrants from Italy, Germany, Spain and Portugal. Continue reading