BRAZIL TRAVELOGUE - DAY
2 - FOZ DO IGUACU BRAZIL
Dancers from all over Latin America shine at Rafain.
Back at the
San Martin hotel now, we hit the pool bar for a couple
of Capirinhas, then change clothes for the
Rafain Churrascaria Show that evening (See
Video). Eddie picks us up from our hotel and
drives us to the show where our reservations are waiting.
It's about a 10 minute drive from the hotel. The
food is buffet-style, as most "shows" are, similar to
the one we'd had earlier in the day at Porto Canoas
inside Iguassu Falls National Park. We sample
a new kind of Brazilian Wine with our dinner, and the
show begins. There are tour groups here from all
over the world - Ireland, Italy, Russia, India, China,
USA, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Norway, France,
Spain, and probably some others, which makes for interesting
rather simply with a band singing some dinner music
- Sandra says this is not part of the show, just ambience.
Then out burst a couple of wildly costumed women, shaking
it to Latin tunes with everything they've got.
The show continues with costumes and traditional music
and dancing from Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Paraguay,
Uruguay, Bolivia, and of course, Brazil.
Mexico, the Mariachi and the Mexican Hat Dance get
the crowd really going, then from Uruguay a guy
comes out and twirls batons of fire, wowing the
crowd. There is beautiful and fun dancing
with beautiful costumes from Argentina and Peru,
then it's time for show-stopping Brazil. First
incredible acrobatics from the Bahia area followed
by wild costumes, nearly naked women and incredible
dancing. The audience is involved too, with
the Irish table running up to dance in a line, and
one guy doing Samba on stage with them.
is excellent at involving the audience, giving it
a fun dimension, and the costumes are excellent.
The dancers are amazing, and everyone has a lot
of fun. We toast mariposas and the show ends.
The show is broadcast mostly in Portuguese, so we
don't get out of it all that we could, but nonetheless
it was a good time. After the show, Eddie
and his wife take us back to our hotel, where we
go back to the bar for a couple more Capirinhas
before we go to bed. We are to get up at 3:30AM
the next morning to make our flight out back to
Sao Paulo, Recife, and finally Fernando de Noronha
where we'll go scuba diving.
The exotic costumes
of Rio de Janeiro on display.
of this writing): $90BR Per Person including dinner (not including
See a Video:
Continue to Day 3 - The
Road to Noronha
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