Monday, 26 July 2010

Journey to Latin America

FuFu Life in Curitiba - Brazil
22nd - 23rd July 2010 | Part One

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.


Transiting to Rio at Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport.

Need to mention that out international airport - KLIA does really deserve to be voted as one of the World's Best Airport, because the most of the airport here in Europe, for instance Frankfurt International Airport and Paris CDG International Airport have no free WiFi services, and the departure halls are small and most of the passengers have to stand while waiting for boarding! Though the cleanliness of the washrooms in the airport are acceptable, still we have staff cleaning it from time to time for the next users.


The airport has lovely washroom!


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!



Above is the aerial picture of Curitiba! See how the city is developed. Very nice main corridor alongside with concentrated high rise buildings and the backbone of its well known and organised bus system. The city is very green as well. There are so many parks provided for everyone at every corner in the city. Great! (Curitiba is known for its sustainable development)




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!

61 comments:

William said...

20 hours!!! Keep your pics coming. Interested to look at Brazil.

micki said...

Wow! how exciting to see you in the other side of the world now! Look forward to seeing more pictures from Brazil! :)

[SK] said...

wow!! looks like an exciting journey, so did you go to other cities in Brazil?? i expect to see more photos especially Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro~~ :p

Mei Teng said...

I want to visit Latin America one day :)

小闷瓜 said...

morning and have a nice day =0

将鱼宰 said...

Fantastic Brazil ... I am considering visit to South America or back home in the coming Nov. What do u think? i have 1 months time, it is abit hard for me to choose. Well, when is the next chances for me to visit Brazil, Argentina, Chile? = =, anyway after meet u at Frankfurt, maybe v can meet a brazil once again. hahaha ... wish u have a good winter time there ...

Feeling said...

wow wow wow you are flying again..take more pictures and enjoy ur trip k =)

Akira 思胜 said...

Walau, now is in Latin America? Great! Enjoy your trip ya!!! :)

Pete said...

Wah, nice leh, now you are in Brazil. Wish I could travel like you!

Suf n Steve said...

jgn lupa belajar dan belajar!

bukan suka2 ok liebling!

海市蜃樓 said...

好特別的拜神儀式,打開眼界。

uLi.佑莉 said...

Wow....you overlook the whole city! Jeng wor....

~珊姑娘~ said...

when u fly over there pula??? siok mia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cristo Redentor~~~ so "yeng"!!!!!!!!!!!
is new 7 world wonder~

Fion Chow said...

wait curitiba???is tht a place????chinese name of tht place please??my geography sucks.XD
BRAZIL...envious!!!!
i m waiting for more pictures to come!!XD

猪公主 said...

i wan c the hottest brazil girl pic...post post post here!! hahah~
anywhere do take care in there and enjoy as well !!

单身汉 said...

真是羡慕咯!

rainfield61 said...

难以置信. 你身在巴西了!

Yih Yann said...

Fufu...so glad that you safely arrive in Brazil. Share with us more about life over there. Take care :)

Shin said...

interesting dance move... did u learn some? ;)

btw, the airport toilet is so cute!

dong ho said...

so what continent you havent been to. such an amazing life.

zewt said...

hey fufu... when are you dropping by singapore? :)

bluedreamer27 said...

oh i remember my post entry about the Top Five Wonderful things to know about Brazil...
and yeah Christ the Redeemer got the top spot
maybe i can repost it again soon

Xjion89 said...

wow, flying to another continent!!!~~~
hahaha, take care and hv fun!~~

edward said...

Wow, so envy of you on exploring a brand new continent!! May the guardian angel always be with you no matter where you go. Take care!! :)

瓶子 said...

Cristo Redentor!!!我也想看。。。。
会住Brazil多久??
新的旅程开始了!期待你的照片~~^^

ahKOK said...

hmmm... wau interesting trip!!!!
from A to Z...
i wish i can havemy life as you!!!

MKL said...

FuFu! I'm looking forward to more about curitiba! Wow, and you're already a celebrity there, haha. I'm proud to know you. Now don't disappoint them, k. The whole of Asia depends on you, if you behave well, they will love Asians :P

嘿嘿 said...

Nice!

But, I thought I see u twice in Melbourne, didn't I?

哈哈哈~~~ 快来我家认认,是不是你!?

Florence said...

owww this time turn to braziL ?! hope can read more a lot abt your journey !

Lily Riani said...

cant wait for more updates

发白日梦^^ said...

Cristo Redentor?u didn't zoom in & let us see clearly?ha ha ha...

嘉CacinG進 said...

oh! really?! KLIA really deserve the best airport~! tat coOL! haha

wahhhhh~! fufu u r so observe!!!! saw Chris the redeemer!!!!

oooh~ interesting ceremony!

bluecloud said...

is quite a cool blog n post here....
knowing something special here....
waiting for ur new post....

shloke said...

Hey fufu, Malaysia Airport Berhad (MAB) has already received numerous awards including Third Place for Best Airport Worldwide (2006). Check this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KLIA_Awards_%26_Recognitions

I guess airport operators are scaling down their long term business plan due to prolong economic depression. Smaller but profitable :)

Glad to see sustainable development in Curitiba. Ten years ago, Brazil was condemned as one of the TOP 10 contributors to greenhouse gas emissions - due to rampant deforestation. It's all better now. You might be interested in reading the following:

Brazil's major victory in reducing greenhouse gas emissions:
(http://tinyurl.com/38j9go3)

Have fun fufu! I can't wait for bikini shots in Brazil's hot beach. LOL!

Sebastian Workshop said...

Your last photo let me felt like in Penang.....haha

豪少 said...

Fuiyoo, someone in South America now, what a great place to explore and travel around! Make sure you take lots of pics and share with us here! Will be looking forward your travel log soon!

lechua!hotmail.com said...

wow u've landeddd!!!! this is going to be one heck of an exciting episode..

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Your blog is nice to visit...many hours of good reading!! Lovely thoughts...Keep writing!! I enjoy the photos too.

Harumi said...

Glad to hear you had a safe trip Fufu. And wow.. your new destination looks marvelous! Was surprised at that washroom.. they seem to have art everywhere. =D

It's my first time seeing that sort of prayer too. And lucky you, to be introduced in such a grand way. ^__^

Can't waitta hear more stories and see pics of the other side of the world. ^__^

Che-Cheh said...

Never heard of Curitiba until just now. Wow the view of the city from the plane is very nice.

How's the standard of living there? Expensive or cheap?

Are you going to Rio or Sao Paolo later?

Lalachan said...

Nice pics, Brazil is beautiful and its people is warm and chill. Have you ever gone to Argentina? If not, you really should...it's really great as well!
Lala

Life for Beginners said...

Oh gosh, I am so excited for you, man. Brazil ho! :D

fufu said...

William : hahaha sure i will slowly upload the pictures here ya :) no worry! i wanna show you guys more about brazil =p


micki : hihihi thanks :) promise i will post more pictures and share all my experiences here with you all =p


SK : erm i will visit other cities here in brazil later... now gotta do my project first ya :) sao paulo and rio are in my list :) hehehe

fufu said...

Mei Teng : yeah seriously you have to come here once =p


小闷瓜 : thanks :) i will do my best to have nice day everyday here in brazil ya


将鱼宰 : oic... well please decide properly ok? family also very important :) wish you have made your decision! erm... i will be in curitiba, brazil in nov, if you ever come to the city, just let me know ok? lol

fufu said...

Feeling : yeah will have fun here as always ya :) hihihi will fly again end of the year =p lalala


Akira 思胜 : yeah i am now in latin america :) hohoho cant imagine that still... lol


Pete : hahaha i am pretty sure you could travel like me when your kids have grown up :)

fufu said...

Suf n Steve : sure lah... :) i will get my work done earlier so i can enjoy my holiday here exploring latin america!


海市蜃樓 : 對呀 我也上了一堂很特別的課哦
真的很高興他們歡迎我哦 :)


uLi.佑莉 : hahahaa :) that's i always choose window seat ya =p

fufu said...

珊姑娘~ : i am coming here for a research project :) hihihihi will show you more about the christo statue when i go to Rio next year ya :)


Fion Chow : curitiba in chinese? my chinese is bad too... and i have no idea, seriously speaking... will let you know once i found it ok? lol sure will share more pictures here with you guys later


猪公主 : hihihi :) yes i am now in curitiba, brazil thanks i will take good care of myself because i still wanna explore the whole latin america ya =p

fufu said...

单身汉 : 不要羡慕哦
你也可以活得精彩的咯


rainfield61 : 對呀 我已經來了巴西 :)


Yih Yann : hahha sure will try to know more brazilian girls :) lol i wanna speak good portuguese too no worry sure i will show you guys more about brazil :) stay tuned!

fufu said...

Shin : yeah the dance is unique ya :) will right more about it later :) lol


dong ho : africa!!! lol but i will try to go there next year before i leave europe :) lol


zewt : erm i think i will be going to singapore next year... hihihi

fufu said...

bluedreamer27 : hahaha yeah you should repost it! probably can relate me ya the new post!! lol btw i will be going to Rio next year, for the carnival too :) lol


Xjion89 : hahaha yes.. another new continent :) cant wait to explore more here sooner :) hihihi


edward : hahaha yeah wish the angel will be with me all the times :) i really need to be protected :) lol

fufu said...

瓶子 : hahaha 我明年就會去Rio...到時候一定會跟christo拍很多照片的, 我會在這裡呆10個月哦 :)


ahKOK : sure you also have such wonderful life there arent you? spice up yours ok? all the best


MKL : no worry! i am always behaving very good :) lol sure they will like other Asians, but well have to make sure that other Asians are as nice as me ok? lol sure i will upload more pictures about curitiba sooner... stay tuned ya, i am glad to know you too :)

fufu said...

嘿嘿 : hahaha i am here in latin america... that one in melbourne is not me >.<""


Florence : hahah will be staying here for 10mths :) this time is latin america lol


Lily Riani : hihihi stay tuned ya :)

fufu said...

发白日梦^^ : erm i couldnt zoom in...too far away >< but anyway anyway i will go to Rio next year so i will show you guys the clear pictures of cristo ok?? hihihi


嘉CacinG進 : yeah nice ceremony right? lol was impressed!!! anyway KLIA is really an awesome airport!!! lol yeah cristo is amazing!!! lol


bluecloud : glad you enjoy my blog ya :) hehehe :) have to come here often ok?

fufu said...

shloke : yeah KLIA is the best airport so far after HKIA :) thanks for the link... i like to read more about the city i am currently staying in :) it may be heloful for my research too :) thanks :) i will try to analyse the sustainable development here in curitiba :) it's part of my purpose coming here lol


Sebastian Workshop : yeah as what i said, it looks pretty much like malaysia :)


豪少 : yeah sure i will share everything here with you guys...stay tuned for exotic latin america ok? lol

fufu said...

lechua : yeah i assume i would have a blast here ya :) hohohoho


Sarawakiana@2 : yeah thanks :) glad you like to spend you time here reading my blog :) lol it's my honour


Harumi : thanks god i had landed safely here in brazil :) sure i will share my stories here with you guys... gotta stay tuned ok? :) anyway malaysia has better airport though paris one is artistic lol

fufu said...

Che-Cheh : yeah cost of living here is very expensive ya :) and i will be going to sao paulo and tio next year... wish me all the best ya =p hihihihi and now you know there's a city name curitiba :) lol


Lalachan : yeah i will go to argentina next year after my project here in curitiba :) thanks for visiting my blog :) hihihi


Life for Beginners : hehehe i am also very excited :)

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Brenda said...

Shin : yeah the dance is unique ya :) will right more about it later :) lol dong ho : africa!!! lol but i will try to go there next year before i leave europe :) lol zewt : erm i think i will be going to singapore next year... hihihi

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