By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter
SANTA CATARINA, BRAZIL – Santa Catarina is one of three states in Brazil’s Região Sul (South Region), along with Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul. It is a place of contrasts, boasting beautiful beaches, stunning scenery and quaint cities that are home to southern Brazil’s melting pot of European migration.
A range of different cultures have made the wildly-varying landscapes of Santa Catarina their home, and the old cliché that “it has something for everyone” surely holds true here - despite being one of Brazil’s smaller states, at just 95,346 . . .