Saying goodbye to Sandro and family in Cascavel we felt like we were leaving home, so much had happened there and so much warmth and welcoming.
We can’t thank Sandro, Carlos, Dean and William enough for their hospitality and welcoming, was cool talking Kiwi.
Then there is Star News BMW, Alberto being the ring leader, passionate about motos, travel, travelers, beer, food …. well… life.
If in this region this is the place to do anything to your moto with local knowledge and enthusiasm it made life easy for us.
STAR NEWS BMW
Av: Brasil, 4986 - Centro - Cascavel - PR
Although riding BMW’s competition we were welcomed in with open arms so
no matter the brand of machinery you have they will help.
So leaving home we decided to take the secondary road, although
slightly longer the thought of way less trucks and no tolls was a
appealing, this turned out to be a very good decision as we rode through
forestry, farmlands and a nice twisty road with very few vehicles let
alone masses of trucks.
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Our host had sent directions to his via Faceplant complete with GPS and
all so this was to make life easy …. not so, somehow things got
completely stuffed up and the map and GPS that was sent was for a city
totally different sending us 14 km past our given point.
He was also waiting for us at the main road so there was no way we were
going to turn up with taking the secondary road …. to a completely
We stopped at the GPS point and Ellen asked around, it was very hot.
Some local people realized we were not from there (funny that) and
offered to help, Ellen took them up on the offer, the man gave me a seat
in the shade while they found our host, the lady who was helping us
saying well if you can’t find your friend just stay here …. so Brasilian
A girl who could speak a little english managed to ring him and in 15
minutes he came to get us, a larf was had with the instructions to
Our fearless leader taking us the correct way Francisco Beltão in the distance
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Soon enough we were at home again, showered and away out to meet some
local friends at a bar, lite snacks and a couple drinks with Google
translate working overtime … good times.
Biazus has a trike and a Varadero ... and a beautiful Boxer dog named
Madonna, I have a soft spot for Boxers so when we arrived and were
greeted by her I was in a heaven of my own, I really miss cats and dogs
of the home life so to have a fluffy cuddle was awesome.
Here she is
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Ellen in fine form in the kitchen making some kickarse dumplings with a pot lid which looks more like a riot squad protector
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During our stay we were taken out on the trike for a local tour around
town, we talked to these students at a local park with them being very
interested in us coming from New Zealand, it was cool.
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Something very wrong with this pic .....Ellen in the box seat!!
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One night we all went to a service station restaurant and meet many
other riders, chats, food good times ...see a patten for in Brasil,
although language barriers exist google translate, smiles and the
willingness to listen and work it out is all part of the fun
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Maya creating interest from both moto heads and normal people
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Part of our personal guide tour/walk through centro
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Jose, Biazus wife works at a local school, on one of our walkabout we dropped in to say and visit the kids she teaches.
Cool mob and all wanted a photo so here it is.
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For us an outstanding time in here and yet again made very welcome on the local scene.