Friday, 22 October 2010
From Rio de Janerio to Curitiba
FuFu Journey to Brazil - Part Four (Final)
From Rio de Janerio to Curitiba | 23rd July 2010
The in-flight safety demo shown by cute animation!
Or you prefer the Filipino's Cebu Pacific's dancing safety demo more?
The take-off from Rio de Janeiro was amazingly good. It's absolutely one good scenic flight ever. I totally enjoyed the breathtaking and bird's view of the city! The city is surrounded by many islands and the long stretch of beach along the coast simply impressed me. Also i saw Christo of Redeemer (one of the World's New Seven Wonders) majestically standing on a mountain. Though it's a small white dot as what you could see from the picture, i could clearly see the figure of the statue. Awesome. See, i would never get myself bored even though i often travel alone. Just you need to know what could make you happy, then make full use of it.
Approximately 45mins later, the plane was flying on top of the territory of Curitiba. Again i was stunned with the aerial view of Curitiba! Finally i could see how the city has been developed with my own eyes. Clearly i see few major corridors alongside with concentrated high rise buildings which are the backbones of the city's 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 as what i could see before landing.
The journey to Curitiba, Brazil from Frankfurt, Germany was great! Though it was a 20hour long-haul trip (including transit at Paris, France), i totally had fun snapping pictures to kill the boredom! Anyway, it was supposed to rain (according to the forecast i checked day before i flew), probably Curitiba was welcoming me, it's sunny with chilly wind. It's definitely a nice starting point. Obrigado (Thank you)!
The take-off by TAM Airlines.
UP! Flying higher.
Definitely would like to visit these islands when FuFu is in Rio!
The other side of the city.
Check out this video to see how Rio actually looks like!
If not, skip it and scroll down for the pictures!
FuFu was awed by the city!
See the high density of the city.
Over populated, seriously!
Rio de Janeiro also famous of it's shanty or slum areas (favelas).
What a long bridge that connects two parts of the city.
Really can't wait to visit Rio next year!
Little Manhattan! Only those who had been to NYC could relate this!
Could you see Christ the Redeemer?
The new wonder of the world announced on 7th July 2007.
Getting farther from the city but closer to Curitiba to the Southwest.
Damn, see the coastline!!
The long stretch white sand beach!
Wanna enjoy the sun-kiss here!
The in-flight entertainment was in Portuguese. Not interested.
Kept looking out and observing.
Wow. Amazing! Have you seen something?
See this narrow line that brings people to the other side!!
Can't wait to explore Rio from 1st March till 4th April 2011.
The flight from Rio simple made FuFu love the city more.
It's snacks time. Everyone was given a packet of snacks and drink.
Biscuit with butter and jam, cookies and orange juice.
After the snacks, FuFu continued enjoying the sky!
What a nice formation of the sand dunes.
Oh, what a majestic view! Very picturesque.
Another 20minutes till the destination according to the captain.
Almost arriving Curitiba, yay!
On top of Curitiba!
Wow... see the density!
See the skyscrapers alongside one of the main bus corridors,
Transportation system was planned together with land use planning.
Density was being increased along the corridor that buses running.
But situation is starting to shrink because of high capacity of cars.
Check out the video of Curitiba.
See the Barigui Park on the right? Heard it's a nice park.
The plane was heading to Sao Jose dos Pinhais, the city in the south.
The airport is located S. J. dos Pinhais, 30mins drive from Curitiba.
A nice landing from TAM Airlines.
Arrived Afonso Pena International Airport.
Finally, touched down FuFu's destination.
See how rudely the crew unloading the baggages!
Can sue the airport crew with this clip if there's a baggage damage!
Still waiting rest of the passengers get out the plane first!
Nice connection to the airport from the plane. See it?
The tube design of the bus system can be found at the airport too.
Leaving the plane and heading to claim the baggage.
Damn, FuFu couldn't get his way in!
1 baggage, 1 backpack bag and a hand-carry.
The arrival hall. But nobody pick me up at the airport.
Check-in counters. (First thing to do - walking around the airport!)
The basin was clean.
But the toilet room was quite unpleasant for passengers to use.
Anyway got a phonecard from a book store and called my host!
The asked the information of the shuttle bus to city centre.
R$8 (RM16) to city centre of Curitiba (45minutes).
A long queue and Bus came every 25minutes.
This bus was fulled!
Waited 25minutes for the next bus.
The sticker to claim the luggage when arriving the destination.
This picture below was taken at the small balcony of my host, Oldy's apartment of one back street here in Curitiba! Need to highlight that my host is nice! He picked me up at National Library Bus Stop. And we walked back to his apartment. He is such a friendly and easy going person! I planned to stay at his apartment until i had found a room! He is living right at the city centre with his brother! The first lunch in Curitiba, i had a buffet-styled lunch at Restaurante Lotus (a Chinese restaurant). And did a short stroll around the city centre with Oldy! The streets here are very attractive to stroll around! Absolutely nice for pedestrians. Will share everything about Curitiba here from now on. Stay tuned.
The view from the apartment of FuFu's host, Oldy.
FuFu's life staying in Curitiba started on 23rd July 2007.
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The view is very nice~
Thanks FuFu brings me to travel there too....
with my eyes~~~hahaha...
Very enjoyed ya....
Sasa : yeah i am happy whenever i read the comment with you guys enjoyed watching my pictures and been travelling with my via my pictures and videos :) and most importantly you guys could live vicariously through my travels!!! will start uploading more pictures from curitiba...stay tuned!
I wanna visit South America one day :)
Mei Teng : yeah wish you could come to latin america!! it's totally different here
Fufu...when only I can fly with you???
Yih Yann : hahaha i wonder when too... but it's getting closer... still have less than a year i wil be back home =p
Remember our movie date =)
Yih Yann : hahaha sure!!! wanna hit the cinema and watch many nice movies when i am back!!!
Wah! Fly up high to the sky again ya :)
uLi.佑莉 : yeah...hohoho :) i like flying like a bird =p
oh, the animation for the safety demo is cute leh, like~~ :)
SK : lol kinda special right?!!
哇, 你在飞机上是不用休息的哦? 一直拍照而已, 哈哈! XD
Akira 思胜 : 那麽難的可以飛來飛去...一定不會浪費時閒咯 :) 可以遲一點休息的
Fufu - citizen of the world, with the soul of a proud Malaysian.
I feel like I flew the entire flight with you, FuFu. :)
Sky+Plane W/camera = FuFu+Freedom
come fly together, let's fly, let's fly away......
viewing photo again & again, like i am flying again....nice nice....
i can almost feel how you felt
Would love to visit the Rio beaches... for the 'scenery'!
wow, 20hrs on flight! your butt sure burned one. hehe. You're so lucky to have covered up to Brazil when most people esp in Malaysia can only dream of it. It's too far from here and the flight ticket alone can cost a bomb already. :-(
Indeed that was a breathtaking view from the flight! You definitely did not waste any of your time on the plane which I think that was totally awesome! :)
I love those flight shots. What a view!
And that city looks way cool. Beautiful and so colourful!
Matt : yeah i am a world citizen =p cant wait to visit canada =p
Life for Beginners : i am happy to hear this!!! :)
Winnt : yeah exactly :) that's me ya =p i love freedom... just wanna fly like a bird... n_<
Lily Riani : yeah give me five!! lol
William : will show you my pictures when i am there next year ok? lol
单身汉 : 那是我的使命 :) haha
mavis : 難得有的坐飛機 難得天氣那麽好...那裏可以睡覺呢?? hahhaa
edward : 對呀 廁所是我會拍的 :) 因爲我自己有一個愛好...以後你們就會知道的了 =p lol 空姐??還是亞洲的漂亮 =p
小雪 : haha 又不需要給錢的...爲什麽不拍多一點照片呢 :) 謝謝你來看照片哦 =p
JIPP : erm not very expensive though... :) try to go to europe :) then travel to latin america :) lol yeah 20hrs... not very long because i had a layover in paris =p
micki : yeah i will never waste my time :) never ever!! and always make full use of my camera :) i have already paid and wanna take as many pictures as i can =p
Nicole : yeah curitiba is cool!! but the weather is about chilly here ya...
I thought I was flying at the very first moment.
I have to wake up and leave home to work....
rainfield61 : hahaha you are funny :) anyway happy to hear so :) have a happy friday there =p
Wha.... love the shots from the plane. The sky is such a vivid blue.
the views you took are so cool! the plane wasn't flying too high was it? seemed like most of the time you can see what lays below.
based on this photo--- when you say RIO de janiero--I would say wow!!!! jaw drop. soo populated!!!
lina : yeah :) will never stop taking pictures on the plane except at night :) nice blue sky!! =p
levian : yeah it was the moment of the take-off and ready for landing... and well i zoomed-in once a while when i saw something special =p lol
pusang kalye : yeah one of the over populated cities here in latin america :)
its so amazing...watching the city on the flight..everything r so small n the arranging of the building is so amazing when it been minimize under the camera...like them so much...
u're surely enjoy the flight indeed! :D loving all those views! ;)
bluecloud : and i am studying urban planning :) nice to see how the city has been developed from top!! :) hohoho and enjoy taking pictures as always =p
Caroline Ng May Ling : yeah definitely :) wont be unhappy for the flight... because i choose to be happy all times!!! =p
海市蜃樓 : yeah rio is indeed amazing :) cant wait to be there seeing the city myself :) and explore every corner :) hohoho but well slum is a huge problem there too...
This safety instuction is better。 It's more appropriate & realistic！
Fufu, so many pictures huh? I keep scrolling and tidak habis habis hahaha!
AliVe : haha good! :)
嘿嘿 : at the same time... attracts the attention of all passengers :)
Ai Shiang : lol yeah just cant stop snapping :) since it costs nothing to take pictures
Ha ha... I couldn't believe your first lunch in Curitiba was Chinese?!
How was it? In London, Cantonese-style buffet is OK, mainland Chinese-style very rubbish!
London Caller : i thought he would bring me to a brazilian restaurant but my host like chinese food...so no choice lah :) but at least i know how the food looks like...and so-so only :)
Nice pics and clips.
How come there are always pics of toilet? =p
So, have your host brought u to any brazilian restaurant yet?
Hope to see some pics of brazilian food =)
Agnes Valerie :sadly i dont have many brazilian food here...but will try to have as many as i could before i leave!! :) definitely will show you guys here ya =p and i have my own small project for all airport i have been to... :) you will know the reason why i take the pictures of the toilet sooner or later ya =p
古小玉 : huuh? 幾時??那裏??
Nice sky view, clouds like candy floss....he he he!
Pete : ops...candy floss!! yeah... wanna have a bite :)
The animation demo video is quite cute! I guess the dancing safety demo by Cebu Pacific is more entertaining though. Haha!
OMG! So many photos from the plane! Do you really have to show so many???!!
Oh! I love Christ The Redeemer statue. I hope to see it with my own eyes one day!
foongpc : before seeing the statue with your own eyes... i will show the pictures here when i am there next year March ok? lol yeah as always i will take ton of pictures no matter where i am.... :) yeah cant wait to fly with cebu pacific again =p
beautiful scenery from the plane :D
Breathtaking window side photos. Thanks for posting that cebupac dancing FAs (the height of creativity, IMHO).
Ivan : 爲什麽這裡不可以有沙丘呢??
智利好像有沙漠呢 =p hahhaa
well 他們的城市規劃真的很好 :)
c jan : yeah :) enjoyed the flight very much ya :)
Rizalenio : glad you like those pictures :) hihihi and i like cebu pacific :) flew with them twice =p
古克石屋 : 沒什麽好羡慕的 :) hahaha 因爲你的生活也很好哦
whoa! i like the aerial shots of the islands! brazil is beautiful from above.
Very beautiful scenery from the plane window. Thanks for taking us with you. :)
Suddenly I found out you love to take picts of airport toilet. Haha :P
Travelling with your photo=)
If your host likes Chinese, you can cook for him everyday! Then, maybe you can get free accommodation from him. ;)
dong ho : yeah one of the best things to do during the whole journey is to snap pictures :)
Che-Cheh : yeah you observed it!!! well you will know the answer sooner or later =p lol yeah enjoyed the flight!!!
GeOk kEE好きな♡ うち : yeah good to hear so!!! =p
London Caller : hahaha but now i am staying with another host... :) and i cant really cook chinese food... malaysian but fufu style food ya
glad u enjoyed yr kissing session with Maria and Piervittorio under the blazing hot sun
Is that a real falls? Anyway I like your sky shots and the aerial view of the sand dunes.
WOW! A photo diary from Rio to Curitiba. NICE! That J-shaped bridge caught my attention. It looks like a fishing hook :)
猪公主 : 對呀 坐飛機最大享受就是可以拍天空+雲海的照片 :)
Bengbeng : yeah wish to have more sun kisses in the future... just wish the weather here will be hotter sooner!!
Ayie : yeah nice sand tunes from top ya...but which falls are you mentioning?
shloke : many people keep telling me that Rio is a nice city and i cant wait to see the city with my own eyes :) lol will definitely try to visit the bridge ya =p
三吉 : 對呀 每一次出外旅行都會坐飛機的 :) 希望真的會有可以出書的那一天 :)
Awesome pics, bro. Very detailed. Must be like a dream to be above Rio :)
MKL : exactly :) cant wait to visit Rio next year =p
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