Monday, 26 July 2010
Journey to Latin America
The journey to Curitiba, Brazil from Frankfurt, Germany was great! Though it was a 20hour long haul trip but i had a great day! It was supposed to rain (according to the forecast i checked day before i came here), but now it's sunny with chilly wind! Curitiba is welcoming me! Obrigado (Thank you)! It's a nice starting point.
Saw Cristo Redentor while taking off at Rio to Curitiba!
Being able to see the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer), one of the new Seven Wonders in the world, in the plane is the most exciting moment for the trip from Germany to Curitiba. The beaches along the coastal line of the continent are beautiful, really can't wait to be there myself next year basking in the sun and enjoy watching poposudas!
This picture below is taken at the mini balcony of my host, Oldy's apartment of one back street here in Curitiba! Need to highlight that my host is nice! He is such a friendly and easy going person! I would stay at his apartment until i have found a room here! He is living right at the city centre with his brother! We just had a buffet styled lunch at Restaurante Lotus (a Chinese restaurant). And did a short walking trip around the city centre! The streets here are very attractive to stroll around! Absolutely nice for pedestrians.
Well, the streetscape (i would say 50%) here in Curitiba is quite similar to Kuala Lumpur. The differences would be the people here are mostly Brazilians and the signboards are in Portuguese. Love at first sight! I think i gonna love Curitiba more than Frankfurt! lol I will upload more pictures about Curitiba sooner once i am familiar with the neighbourhoods here! Stay tuned ya.
Brazil is exotic! I went to a inner healing prayer here in Curitiba with my host and his friends last night! The prayer to the Jesus is very special here. I was told this tradition was brought in to Brazil from Africa. I have no time to figure it out yet. Will definitely do a complete report of this mysterious religion sooner!
See how the dance of the prayer ceremony!
The guy wearing dark blue shirt is FuFu!
Being the only Asian people, i was welcoming by the whole community! The pastor even specially introduced me and invited me to sit in front with other devotees, during the inner healing prayer ceremony! I was feeling extremely proud when all hand clapping as a demonstration of approval (FuFu is part of Curitiba!), appreciation (FuFu is the only Asian), acclamation (FuFU is welcomed to Curitiba). It was a great night! I had taken 20 videos! Will share with you guys here later. Stay tuned ya.
Watch the video!
0:13 and 0:17, the pastor is introducing me who came from Malaysia!