It all started in Peniche, Portugal: the bartender in my hotel was Brazilian, from Florianopolis. He told me of his hometown, how great, beautiful, not touristy and cheap it was.
Fast forward 18 months: for my wife's 60th we went to Rio de Janeiro and it's New Year's Party (amazing but very expensive) and then I unveiled my cunning plan: 5 days in Floripa! And so it went: direct flight there (and back- cheap) and a stay at the Blue Tree Premium Hotel. Very friendly reception, great corner room, all mod cons.
Being a thirsty man I checked out the bar: great! And next (and every) morning's breakfast: brilliant.
At the Mercado Publico we got to know an English Language teacher, who was making a life as a waiter: on his day off he drove us around (we paid for petrol and consumptions, mostly beer) and got a friend for life...More
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