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Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

August 28, 2013 by David Herd

Welcome to Paradise

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island.

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

 

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island, the photo above is Joaquina beach which is famous throughout the world for surfing. Florianopolis is a wonderful Brazilian city, on January 11, 2009. Newsweek placed Florianópolis in the “Ten most dynamic cities of the world” list in 2006. Veja magazine, a Brazilian publication, named the city as “the best place to live in Brazil.

Barra da Lagoa Florianopolis.

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

 

This was a great place to stay, close to lots of good beaches.

Barra da Lagoa beach.

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

 

Barra da Lagoais a fishing village, surrounded by nature and a small town with services like restaurants, pharmacies, supermarkets, public transportation. Barra da Lagoa Beach has good waves, clear water and a tropical rain-forest, this makes Barra da Lagoa the kind of place you can easily loose track of time! 

Barra da Lagoa

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

 

You can spend the afternoon fishing with the locals or explore trails that lead to natural pools and stunning sightseeing spots, simply relax and enjoy the sunset from Prainha, an almost private beach just two minutes away.

Barra da Lagoa

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

 

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Having fun with the friendly locals.

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

My friend Antonio in the blue cap is an extraordinary guy who I met in Florianopolis, in 1999 he rode a bicycle around the world representing UNICEF. His unbelievable journey resulted in meeting Pope Paul at the Vatican and Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan.

Jägermeister shots

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

 

When in Brazil do as the locals do. 🙂

No dog so he walks his bird.

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

 

Reminds me of the song “Come Fly With Me”.

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

 

These buildings remind me very much of Lisbon.

Let the games begin

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

Everywhere in Brazil the beach is everyone’s favorite place.

David Herd living like a king in Paradise.

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

 

Recently, Florianopolis has become one of the most popular destinations in Brazil for people who are looking for superb beaches, beautiful scenery, interesting culture and friendly people. It has also experienced a real estate boom, with Brazilians looking for a better quality of life away from the chaos of the big cities, especially from the states of São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul.

Beautiful beaches everywhere in Flori.

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

 

The city proper currently has an estimated population of 420,000 people. The Greater Florianopolis Metro area is home to about 1 million people. Florianopolis is a wonderful Brazilian city which should go on the bucket list for anyone intending to visit this wonderful country.

Joaquina beach

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

 

A little slice of paradise.

Does my bum look big in this?

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

 

My apologies folks but this is a question women have been asking their husbands for years.  😆

Our apartment in Barra da Lagoa.

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

 

Only a short 10 minute stroll to the beach.

You don’t mess with these guys.

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

  From what I have heard they are as mean as they look.

I would like to inspect the end of that tattoo.

 

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

This lovely lady worked on the beach at Barra da Lagoa.

Tall & tanned & young & lovely

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

 

Now that’s a girl worth following. 🙂

Joaquina beach

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

Absolutely stunning.

Farewell from Flori.

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

What a fabulous part of the world. 

Thanks for visiting my Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island photo blog.

That’s all folks

Florianopolis wonderful Brazilian Island

 

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   I remember hearing this great Brazilian band for the first time 1n 1999 walking down the main street of Foz where  the borders of three countries meet, Brazil, Paraguay & Argentina. Click on the photo below for another post on Brazil.

 

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