A week in mid-weeks of August I had an amazing experience in a really exotic place called Campo Grande which is the capital city of the state Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil. The city whose main source of income is from cattle and farming, there I encountered different culture than that I had experienced in other regions of Brazil. The city is so unique in the whole of Brazil.
The first place I encountered there was Museu das Culturas Dom Bosco, a museum which has two partitions. The one depicts the culture of people in Mato Grosso while another displays various species of florals, a collection of thousands of insects etc. I stood spellbound seeing the ornaments made of feathers and funerary objects. Clay figures depicting various mythical beliefs also were equally good.
Next day, I wanted to visit the museum Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Mato Grosso do Sul which displays amazing artworks of talented locals. I literally clapped for their skills. Then I went Aquário do Pantanal, an aquarium. I felt amazing when I saw those new species of cute, little, lively marine beings. And was also spooky about those scary sharks and their fellow beings. I finished my tiring day with a famous local drink, tereré, a cold infusion made of erva-mate and iced water.
Then I woke up to a chilling Sunday. I spent my morning in Feira Central, an open-air shopping and food court. I had an amazing breakfast. I saw cool crafts and leatherworks. I packed 2-3 beautiful art pieces for my family. Later I went ahead to take part in all-you-can-eat buffet and ballroom, organized by Associação Colônia Paraguaia de Campo Grande. I again went shopping in the evening. I visited Shopping Bosque dos Ipês biggest bookstore, Camelódromo which is popular for pen-drives, cables, and other tech instruments, Mercadão Municipal to buy local produce like herbs. Next day I chilled at local parks and tasted most of the dishes there. I had tasty piranha soup and other local dishes such as fried pacu. Also Japanese sweets and kawaii cookies, pastel pantaneiro (jerked beef and fried banana). I crossed all the limits of intake my stomach could take. On the evening, the most awaited, open-mic, which is held only on Mondays, was in front of my eyes.