Southern Brazil is beautiful. Honestly, I didn't have any expectations coming in. But, I didn't think I would see something this lush and green at the beginning of winter . They have rolling green hills, lots of farmland, and fields that have pine trees, and palm trees side by side. It is a cool combo to see. I also went up to Gramado...a little German inspired town in the hills north of Porto Alegre. Great chocolate there!
What I enjoyed most about Southern Brazil is the green hills everywhere. Some of the most beautiful areas to drive in.
But, during my time there, I ended up have a tooth issue that needed immediate attention. Imagine trying to explain what you need to a dentist in Portuguese when you don't speak a word of it. Thank good ness for Google Translate!
I figured out how to say "desculpe, eu não falo português, mas posso chorar em 100 línguas diferentes"
Oh...and for my American friends...an emergency dental appointment on a Saturday with X-rays and a filling...cost me $40.
When I heard there was a town in Brazil that was known for chocolate, I was on my way! When I was told it was German inspired architecture, and in the hills in southern Brazil...who could resist seeing that combination?
The falls sit on the border between Brazil and Argentina, so they can be viewed from either of those countries. I chose to see them from the Brazilian side. Amazing site. One of the top 10 waterfalls in the world.