So, there's only one bus to take from Ponta Grossa to Florianopolis early Saturday morning at 1 a.m. My last student on Friday offered me a ride to the bus station, so I got to Ponta Grossa at about 8 p.m. With all those hours to kill, I had to find something awesome to do.
I looked up the top restaurant on Trip Advisor and it was Montecito, just north of the bus station. I downloaded the maps and went out looking for this place. I got really lost and kept walking around the wrong park. I asked some police officers where to go and they told me to go in the wrong direction. When I finally figured this out, a nice taxi driver put me in the right direction. At that point, I was really feeling like crying. I don't think any police officer every gave me the wrong directions in my life! I was so frustrated.
After he got me on track, I wasn't that far away at all. I found this atmospheric place quite easily. I grabbed a seat on the patio and sipped a big beer until my "piggy" burrito came. That's what the waitress said was their specialty, "piggy burrito"... OK gimme the piggy!
I noticed this guy was sitting all alone and so I asked him if he wanted to eat with me, he said his friends were coming soon, but we could all eat together. Hurray!
We talked for many hours, they all spoke wondrous English, it was a really nice night. Luana owns a hair salon in Ponta Grossa, so maybe if I'm there in the daytime sometime, I'll actually get my haircut from someone who speaks English.