Gui Breda (@GuiBreda on Instagram) is a lawyer and entrepreneur with a passion for roaming the globe. He’s lived in London, Lisbon, Barcelona and Ibiza… the list goes on. Sufficient to say, he knows what’s good. This week, Gui talks about a weekend in Curbita, the great city he now calls home. An aside: Fourist is moving its HQ to Brazil because of this interview. Enjoy!
//Describe your city in four words.
Is Worth The Visit!
// Where should we get drinks and dinner on Friday night?
For dinner: Restaurant Manu – Chef Manu Buffara has already worked in the NOMA (noma.dk) and owns this superb restaurant. Reservation is recommended; Madero Prime Steak House – Best steak in town; Lagundri – Asian food. Great ambient; Sel Et Sucre – Chef Kika Marder. Small bistro. Lunch only; Taco el Pancho - Mexican food. 20 years old and counting (that’s rare in the city).
For drinks: Aurora - The coolest bar in town, named after the aurora borealis. Sure Shoot! Devassa - Recently opened in the city one unity of the famous ‘carioca’ bar of the same name; Taj Bar - Indo-asiatic inspired, with great food, beautiful people and awesome ambience; Santi - Recently opened bar. Crowded
// Where should we go out Friday night?
That’s easy, but you have to take the road to Balneário Camboriu (The Brazilian Ibiza). Warung club is the only place to be. The best DJ’s in the world, in a club like no other, surrounded by an astounding nature in the oceanfront. Once you been there you will understand why people call it “THE TEMPLE”… (Fourist fans may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for viplist)
WARUNG by the morning, from the air and DJ view as the sun rises… Sure you want breakfast?
// Where should we get breakfast on Saturday morning to recover from the night before?
In Brasil, the idea is to still be at the party by the morning! ;)
// What should we do or see on Saturday?
Go for a walk in Parque Barigui, Jardim Botânico, Rua das Flores and Largo da Ordem. There is a new turism line (hop in- hop off bus service) that takes you to all the places you should see…
// Where should we go out on Saturday night?
Lique Club for the coolest people and jetsetters in town. No mistake! (Fourist fans may contact email@example.com for viplist. Vibe Club.) Famous Undergound club recently reopened, completely renovated with new led illumination on the dancefloor. Afterhours parties. www.clubvibe.com.br (Fourist fans may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for viplist).
// What should we do on Sunday?
Choose any of the restaurants surrounding Praça da Espanha (Batel SOHO), where, from times to times, concerts are held open air.
// What’s your go-to local bar?
Tesoros de Cuba - Rua Comendador Araújo, 497 – Batel
// What neighborhood should we explore/avoid?
The Batel neighborhood holds the city best bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Santa Felicidade neighborhood (where the Italians settled in the beginning of last century) holds the Madalosso restaurant, the bigger restaurant in Latin America, that serves tipical Italian food.
The touristic places in Curitiba are always safe nowadays, as the country is preparing for the World Cup 2014, security is one of the main concerns of the government.
// What website(s) should we check for cool local events?
For interviews, photos and agenda check: http://www.marcosslaviero.com
// What’s the one other thing we should know about your city?
Great city, cool people, clean and forward thinking, this “model-city” is world-famous for its traffic solutions, public parks and environmental policies. Pointed by FORBES magazine as one of the 3 “smartest” cities in the world, Curitiba is going to held a few football games on the 2014 World Cup. I can assure you: Curitiba is worth the visit!