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Moving to work in Curitiba for 6 mths and want to find an apartment
I am assigned to work in Curitiba for 6 mths starting from late Jan 2007 by the company and will come with my wife.
The company finds me a hotel with just a microwave and fridge. As we like doing our cooking and importantly six months is not a short period and staying in a hotel will definitely drive us crazy, we wish to find a furnished apartment with two bedrooms, kitchen, belcony and basic electric appliance.
My questions are:
1. Can I easily rent such an apartment for 6 mths in Curitiba?
2. What will be the normal rent for an apartment say 70 square meters?
3. By what source could we find these informations?
Your advise/help will be highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
RE: Moving to work in Curitiba for 6 mths and want to find an apartment
Having been in your situation when I worked for a living, I understand your need to find an apartment rather than staying in the best hotel! In Curitiba I would suggest that you check out the various "Flat Listings". These are one or two bedroom furnished apartments, usually will a telephone, cable, lights, already connected (saving you many headaches!). Prices vary, but are usually negotionable! Now, depending on where you will be working of course, there are many really nice areas in Curitiba, such as Batel or Alto da XV. Wait until you arrive, and then spend a day or so making the rounds to check out any that look good. You might contact a local real estate company for help. Curitiba is a great city! Enjoy your stay there!
Travel Tips for Curitiba
If you travel on winter...
Be sure to pack some warm clothes. Unlike touristic Brazil, Curitiba can be really chilly on winter.
Temperatures normally reaches 0C (32F). But with no central heating available. So, if you have bad luck, you may even feel cold indoors.
Jardim Botanico (Bothanical Garden)
Bothanical garden in Curitiba is a relatively new one but it is a nice place to take a walk and a talk...
Its greenhouse standing before the garden is one of the capital's famous postcards.
There is an exhibition hall as well behind the greenhouse, that eventually will have some exhibition worth to visit.
Curitiba has a different feel to it than the other Brazilian cities I've visited. With over 1.6 million residents, it's a sprawling city much like the others. But there was little evidence of the poverty so noticeable in some of the other Brazilian cities, as reflected in their booming flavelas. Curitiba also has a European feel to it, particularly in the historic quarter. Here, you can enjoy a beer or two out in the cobblestone streets at one of the many restaurants. The nearby cathedral north of Praca Tiradentes similarly has an old world feel to it. While pleasant enough, it doesn't seem to me to be worth spending more than a day or two visiting.
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