Recife - the first retirement spot in Brasil 2003 - 2007
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View from the master bedroom
Office/Computer area
Living room area 1, looking towards
dining area
Dining area
Chevrolet Zaphira 2.0 l - bought in January 2002
Media corner in bedroom
Balcony view
Living room area 2, 3 steps down
Peter negotiating - Calhetas - Feb.
2003
Pipoune having a rest - Coroa - Feb.
2003
Un Grand Moment - Coroa - Feb. 2003
Vullierens arriving in Recife - Feb. 2003
Claude & Bertrand - Coroa - Feb. 2003
Apartment - Morada da Praia
Visitors - Les 5 Coings - February 2003
Visitors - Ruedi Suter - March 2003
Red Ruedi - Mar. 2003
Ruedi in the pool  - Mar. 2003
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A beer in Porto de Galinhas - Mar.
2003
Lunch at Arthur's in Calhetas - Mar.
2003
Lunch in Porto de Galhinhas  - Mar.
2003
Berg at Arthur's  - Mar. 2003
Friends from the Corner Churascaria
Sertaneja - the Corner Churascaria
FINALLY - the road is being fixed - 2003
Visitors - Alex & Muriel - November 2003
BBQ at Nando's - Porto De Galinhas - November 2003
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Visitors - Peter Stolt  - February 2004
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Porto de
Galhinhas
Coroa
Calhetas
Bargaco
Oysters &
Fish
Porto de
Galhinhas
Coroa
Itamaraca
"Our" Oyster
guy
Berg & Friends
Calhetas
BBQ at Lauro's
PM Memories
Lauro & Wife
Efforts
Result of efforts
Relaxing
afterwards
Friends in Sa Cruz
Peter & Walter
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Nando
Neiza and namorado
Walter
Visitors - Sara & Sylvain - X-mas 2004
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Visitors - Anna, Fabio, Sara, Sylvain & Andre - May 2005
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Google Earth Coordinates (Living room):
8 11 23.85 S, 34 55 05.29 W
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Floripa - the second retirement spot in Brasil
Google Earth Coordinates (Living room):
27 35 22.19 S, 48 32 53.39 W
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As of November 2007
City of Florianopolis
The Famous Bridge to the Mainland
Santo Antonio de Lisboa (15 km from City Center)
Praia CanasJure  (25 km from City Center)
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Our building
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Florianopolis - Ilha Sa Catarina - The Magic Island

After several years in Recife, the personal security situation finally became so complicated
that we decided to move to a more "civilized" area of Brasil. We started looking at
apartments early 2007 and finally found a suitable alternative in May after 3 trips to
Florianopolis. The trip from Recife to Florianopolis can take anything from 7  to 12 hours
depending on airline connections and level of chaos at the Brasilian airports. The apartment
purchase transaction was completed in September and the great move took place late
November to Early December. Included in this major enterprise were 5 cats, 3 dogs and 2
cars, apart from all the furniture and other stuff collected during the years in Recife.  To say
that this was a complicated move is quite an understatement - it was almost impossible to
work out given the crazy rules applied to animal air transport. Anyway - it finally worked
out and we are in the apartment with the cats and the 3 dogs in a nice doghouse at
Regina's house (Ane's sister).
Recife - where life is slow and easy but a bit dangerous

Having visited Brasil more than 50 times from November 1986 until 2006,
and finally moving there officially as of 1.1.2004, this place became a natural place for me
to wind down and take it easy.

Following my retirement in 2002, I spent most of my time here, returning to
Europe for some 3-4 months per year during the European summer period.

Recife is located in the North Eastern part of Brasil, aprox. 1 h 15 min flying
time south of the Equator. This also means that the weather and climate is almost
the same the year around, 26 - 32 degrees C all the year and the only variation
is that during winter (April - October) it can rain a little bit more than during
the remainder of the year.

The apartment building in Piedade is situated on the beach, about 10 km south of
Recife Old City Center and 15 min by car from the Recife International Airport.
TAP runs daily flights directly from Lisbon (about 7h 15min flying time). Excellent
convenience but horrible service and food.

Since we decided to move to Florianopolis in 2007 (Anelyse's home town), we are
now trying to sell this nice apartment - so any potential customer - give us a call.

During the past years, there have been a lot of visits and activities - the pictures below
will bear witness.........
Recife - the first retirement spot in Brasil 2003 - 2007
Click on pic for larger version
View from the master bedroom
Office/Computer area
Living room area 1, looking towards
dining area
Dining area
Chevrolet Zaphira 2.0 l - bought in January 2002
Media corner in bedroom
Balcony view
Living room area 2, 3 steps down
Peter negotiating - Calhetas - Feb.
2003
Pipoune having a rest - Coroa - Feb.
2003
Un Grand Moment - Coroa - Feb. 2003
Vullierens arriving in Recife - Feb. 2003
Claude & Bertrand - Coroa - Feb. 2003
Apartment - Morada da Praia
Visitors - Les 5 Coings - February 2003
Visitors - Ruedi Suter - March 2003
Red Ruedi - Mar. 2003
Ruedi in the pool  - Mar. 2003
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A beer in Porto de Galinhas - Mar.
2003
Lunch at Arthur's in Calhetas - Mar.
2003
Lunch in Porto de Galhinhas  - Mar.
2003
Berg at Arthur's  - Mar. 2003
Friends from the Corner Churascaria
Sertaneja - the Corner Churascaria
FINALLY - the road is being fixed - 2003
Visitors - Alex & Muriel - November 2003
BBQ at Nando's - Porto De Galinhas - November 2003
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Visitors - Peter Stolt  - February 2004
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Porto de
Galhinhas
Coroa
Calhetas
Bargaco
Oysters &
Fish
Porto de
Galhinhas
Coroa
Itamaraca
"Our" Oyster
guy
Berg & Friends
Calhetas
BBQ at Lauro's
PM Memories
Lauro & Wife
Efforts
Result of efforts
Relaxing
afterwards
Friends in Sa Cruz
Peter & Walter
Click on Pictures
Nando
Neiza and namorado
Walter
Visitors - Sara & Sylvain - X-mas 2004
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Visitors - Anna, Fabio, Sara, Sylvain & Andre - May 2005
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Google Earth Coordinates (Living room):
8 11 23.85 S, 34 55 05.29 W
Enter this (exactly) in the "Fly to" window:
Recife - where life is slow and easy but a bit dangerous

Having visited Brasil more than 50 times from November 1986 until 2006,
and finally moving there officially as of 1.1.2004, this place became a natural place for me
to wind down and take it easy.

Following my retirement in 2002, I spent most of my time here, returning to
Europe for some 3-4 months per year during the European summer period.

Recife is located in the North Eastern part of Brasil, aprox. 1 h 15 min flying
time south of the Equator. This also means that the weather and climate is almost
the same the year around, 26 - 32 degrees C all the year and the only variation
is that during winter (April - October) it can rain a little bit more than during
the remainder of the year.

The apartment building in Piedade is situated on the beach, about 10 km south of
Recife Old City Center and 15 min by car from the Recife International Airport.
TAP runs daily flights directly from Lisbon (about 7h 15min flying time). Excellent
convenience but horrible service and food.

Since we decided to move to Florianopolis in 2007 (Anelyse's home town), we are
now trying to sell this nice apartment - so any potential customer - give us a call.

During the past years, there have been a lot of visits and activities - the pictures below
will bear witness.........
Sara & Sylvain in Floripa - December 2008
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Gunilla & Anders in Floripa - Jan/Feb 2010
The little house in Jardim Anchieta - February 2011

In January 2011, we decided to try to acquire a small property somewhere close to the center to
have access to a few square meters of land, a few plants, trees and a bit of grass while remaining
in the apartment in the center of the city as principal dwelling.

By chance, a house (rather run-down) came on the market just opposite Chico's & Regina's
house (Ane's sister) in Jardim Anchieta. Without traffic it is about 15 minutes away from the
apartment and very close to the Santa Catarina Federal University.

We saw some potential in the object so we purchased it end of February 2011. A long and
cumbersome period of renovation started and we are just about ready now (March 2012) after
about a year of rather heavy modifications.

There is also a second, mini house on the property with separate entry gate/parking which now
is rented out covering all the running costs for both houses.

The main house has 4 bedrooms, living, kitchen, dining area, service area and 4 bathrooms.

We have fixed up the kitchen, dining area, the living room plus I have occupied the master
bedroom as office because it has a nice air conditioning and en-suite bathroom.

The remaining bedrooms are basically not in use for the moment and no real plans for the future
either.

I typically spend afternoons/evenings in the house keeping the dogs company as well as doing
maintenance/installation work at the house. I also have a computer and Cable TV installed so I
can watch the lovely Fox News Channel and European football broadcasts.
Click on pictures
Towards the main road
The little front yard
The back yard/car port
House location on the Island
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House location in detail
Recife - the first retirement spot in Brasil 2003 - 2007
Click on pic for larger version
View from the master bedroom
Office/Computer area
Living room area 1, looking towards
dining area
Dining area
Chevrolet Zaphira 2.0 l - bought in January 2002
Media corner in bedroom
Balcony view
Living room area 2, 3 steps down
Peter negotiating - Calhetas - Feb.
2003
Pipoune having a rest - Coroa - Feb.
2003
Un Grand Moment - Coroa - Feb. 2003
Vullierens arriving in Recife - Feb. 2003
Claude & Bertrand - Coroa - Feb. 2003
Apartment - Morada da Praia
Visitors - Les 5 Coings - February 2003
Visitors - Ruedi Suter - March 2003
Red Ruedi - Mar. 2003
Ruedi in the pool  - Mar. 2003
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A beer in Porto de Galinhas - Mar.
2003
Lunch at Arthur's in Calhetas - Mar.
2003
Lunch in Porto de Galhinhas  - Mar.
2003
Berg at Arthur's  - Mar. 2003
Friends from the Corner Churascaria
Sertaneja - the Corner Churascaria
FINALLY - the road is being fixed - 2003
Visitors - Alex & Muriel - November 2003
BBQ at Nando's - Porto De Galinhas - November 2003
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Visitors - Peter Stolt  - February 2004
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Porto de
Galhinhas
Coroa
Calhetas
Bargaco
Oysters &
Fish
Porto de
Galhinhas
Coroa
Itamaraca
"Our" Oyster
guy
Berg & Friends
Calhetas
BBQ at Lauro's
PM Memories
Lauro & Wife
Efforts
Result of efforts
Relaxing
afterwards
Friends in Sa Cruz
Peter & Walter
Click on Pictures
Nando
Neiza and namorado
Walter
Visitors - Sara & Sylvain - X-mas 2004
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Visitors - Anna, Fabio, Sara, Sylvain & Andre - May 2005
Click on Pictures
Google Earth Coordinates (Living room):
8 11 23.85 S, 34 55 05.29 W
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City of Florianopolis
The Famous Bridge to the Mainland
Santo Antonio de Lisboa (15 km from City Center)
Praia CanasJure  (25 km from City Center)
Click on picture
Click on picture
Our building
Click on picture
Click on picture
Click on picture
Florianopolis - Ilha Sa Catarina - The Magic Island

After several years in Recife, the personal security situation finally became so complicated
that we decided to move to a more "civilized" area of Brasil. We started looking at
apartments early 2007 and finally found a suitable alternative in May after 3 trips to
Florianopolis. The trip from Recife to Florianopolis can take anything from 7  to 12 hours
depending on airline connections and level of chaos at the Brasilian airports. The apartment
purchase transaction was completed in September and the great move took place late
November to Early December. Included in this major enterprise were 5 cats, 3 dogs and 2
cars, apart from all the furniture and other stuff collected during the years in Recife.  To say
that this was a complicated move is quite an understatement - it was almost impossible to
work out given the crazy rules applied to animal air transport. Anyway - it finally worked
out and we are in the apartment with the cats and the 3 dogs in a nice doghouse at
Regina's house (Ane's sister).
Recife - where life is slow and easy but a bit dangerous

Having visited Brasil more than 50 times from November 1986 until 2006,
and finally moving there officially as of 1.1.2004, this place became a natural place for me
to wind down and take it easy.

Following my retirement in 2002, I spent most of my time here, returning to
Europe for some 3-4 months per year during the European summer period.

Recife is located in the North Eastern part of Brasil, aprox. 1 h 15 min flying
time south of the Equator. This also means that the weather and climate is almost
the same the year around, 26 - 32 degrees C all the year and the only variation
is that during winter (April - October) it can rain a little bit more than during
the remainder of the year.

The apartment building in Piedade is situated on the beach, about 10 km south of
Recife Old City Center and 15 min by car from the Recife International Airport.
TAP runs daily flights directly from Lisbon (about 7h 15min flying time). Excellent
convenience but horrible service and food.

Since we decided to move to Florianopolis in 2007 (Anelyse's home town), we are
now trying to sell this nice apartment - so any potential customer - give us a call.

During the past years, there have been a lot of visits and activities - the pictures below
will bear witness.........
Recife - the first retirement spot in Brasil 2003 - 2007
Click on pic for larger version
View from the master bedroom
Office/Computer area
Living room area 1, looking towards
dining area
Dining area
Chevrolet Zaphira 2.0 l - bought in January 2002
Media corner in bedroom
Balcony view
Living room area 2, 3 steps down
Peter negotiating - Calhetas - Feb.
2003
Pipoune having a rest - Coroa - Feb.
2003
Un Grand Moment - Coroa - Feb. 2003
Vullierens arriving in Recife - Feb. 2003
Claude & Bertrand - Coroa - Feb. 2003
Apartment - Morada da Praia
Visitors - Les 5 Coings - February 2003
Visitors - Ruedi Suter - March 2003
Red Ruedi - Mar. 2003
Ruedi in the pool  - Mar. 2003
Click on Pictures
A beer in Porto de Galinhas - Mar.
2003
Lunch at Arthur's in Calhetas - Mar.
2003
Lunch in Porto de Galhinhas  - Mar.
2003
Berg at Arthur's  - Mar. 2003
Friends from the Corner Churascaria
Sertaneja - the Corner Churascaria
FINALLY - the road is being fixed - 2003
Visitors - Alex & Muriel - November 2003
BBQ at Nando's - Porto De Galinhas - November 2003
Click on Pictures
Click on Pictures
Click on Pictures
Visitors - Peter Stolt  - February 2004
Click on Pictures
Porto de
Galhinhas
Coroa
Calhetas
Bargaco
Oysters &
Fish
Porto de
Galhinhas
Coroa
Itamaraca
"Our" Oyster
guy
Berg & Friends
Calhetas
BBQ at Lauro's
PM Memories
Lauro & Wife
Efforts
Result of efforts
Relaxing
afterwards
Friends in Sa Cruz
Peter & Walter
Click on Pictures
Nando
Neiza and namorado
Walter
Visitors - Sara & Sylvain - X-mas 2004
Click on Pictures
Visitors - Anna, Fabio, Sara, Sylvain & Andre - May 2005
Click on Pictures
Google Earth Coordinates (Living room):
8 11 23.85 S, 34 55 05.29 W
Enter this (exactly) in the "Fly to" window:
Recife - where life is slow and easy but a bit dangerous

Having visited Brasil more than 50 times from November 1986 until 2006,
and finally moving there officially as of 1.1.2004, this place became a natural place for me
to wind down and take it easy.

Following my retirement in 2002, I spent most of my time here, returning to
Europe for some 3-4 months per year during the European summer period.

Recife is located in the North Eastern part of Brasil, aprox. 1 h 15 min flying
time south of the Equator. This also means that the weather and climate is almost
the same the year around, 26 - 32 degrees C all the year and the only variation
is that during winter (April - October) it can rain a little bit more than during
the remainder of the year.

The apartment building in Piedade is situated on the beach, about 10 km south of
Recife Old City Center and 15 min by car from the Recife International Airport.
TAP runs daily flights directly from Lisbon (about 7h 15min flying time). Excellent
convenience but horrible service and food.

Since we decided to move to Florianopolis in 2007 (Anelyse's home town), we are
now trying to sell this nice apartment - so any potential customer - give us a call.

During the past years, there have been a lot of visits and activities - the pictures below
will bear witness.........
Sara & Sylvain in Floripa - December 2008
Click on pictures
Gunilla & Anders in Floripa - Jan/Feb 2010
The little house in Jardim Anchieta - February 2011

In January 2011, we decided to try to acquire a small property somewhere close to the center to
have access to a few square meters of land, a few plants, trees and a bit of grass while remaining
in the apartment in the center of the city as principal dwelling.

By chance, a house (rather run-down) came on the market just opposite Chico's & Regina's
house (Ane's sister) in Jardim Anchieta. Without traffic it is about 15 minutes away from the
apartment and very close to the Santa Catarina Federal University.

We saw some potential in the object so we purchased it end of February 2011. A long and
cumbersome period of renovation started and we are just about ready now (March 2012) after
about a year of rather heavy modifications.

There is also a second, mini house on the property with separate entry gate/parking which now
is rented out covering all the running costs for both houses.

The main house has 4 bedrooms, living, kitchen, dining area, service area and 4 bathrooms.

We have fixed up the kitchen, dining area, the living room plus I have occupied the master
bedroom as office because it has a nice air conditioning and en-suite bathroom.

The remaining bedrooms are basically not in use for the moment and no real plans for the future
either.

I typically spend afternoons/evenings in the house keeping the dogs company as well as doing
maintenance/installation work at the house. I also have a computer and Cable TV installed so I
can watch the lovely Fox News Channel and European football broadcasts.
Click on pictures
Towards the main road
The little front yard
The back yard/car port
House location on the Island
Click on pictures
House location in detail
Out from the City Center - 2015/2016

In April 2015, we decided that we had had enough of traffic and congestion in the City Center
and started to look for an apartment a bit outside. After a lot of looking and discussing we finally
found a suitable object in Itacorubi, only 5 minutes away from our little cottage in Jardim
Anchieta.

The purchase was concluded in Jul y 2015 and we put the old apartment for sale at that time.
What we did not incorporate in our plans was the economical meltdown in Brasil so it did not
take long to figure out that it would take some time to get it sold at a decent price.

We have used the time until Sep 2016 to redo a number of things including 2 pergolas on the
rather large terrace (it is a top floor, so called Cobertura).

The plan is to move in September 2016 and then push a bit more to sell the old apartment.

The new apartment is a bit smaller than the old, still with 3 suites but a much smaller living room.

And a mini pool on the terrace.

A few pics:
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