Balneário Camboriú—Between the Tall Towers and the Beach on Avenida Brasil and Avenida Atlântica | Correr Es Mi Destino
Someone, somewhere, really got addicted to SimCity and decided to play the game in real life. Click, add building. Click, add tower. Click, add tall tower. And there we were, at street level, one foot on the sand, the other one on Portuguese-style street tiles, trying to make sense of Balneário Camboriú. We left a city with high-rise buildings for a city with an even more Manhattan-esque skyline. Florianópolis is the state capital so the concrete jungle in the Centro wasn't so out of place after all—people have to live somewhere. But I wasn't expecting a Dubai-style skyline in a beach city. The bus slowed down and took the exit to Balneário Camboriú, the city Feng and I refer to as "you know, that place" because we picked it randomly and can't pronounce the name right. Yes, this is how we choose destinations. We look at the map, hotel availability, distances and just go. We weren't sure what we would find there. We never really know, unless the destination is a world-famous city ("yes,