Curitiba gets about 55.4 inches of rainfall a year. That's about 4.6 inches a month.
The Rule-of-Thumb seems to be:
Never go anywhere without an umbrella.
Never let a little rain stop you.
So, doing just that, we bought tickets for the Sierra Verde Express last week - realizing that we could be doing this during rain or shine. It had rained all day Sunday and throughout the night, but when we woke up on Monday...
...it was just wet!
This is the train ride we took with the Browns back in January - through the Atlantic Rainforest and into the historic towns of Morretes and Antonina. (This time, however, we opted for the English speaking guide.)
(It started out a little damp and chilly.)
Weather rain, clouds, or sunshine, the scenery is beautiful. And, because the train goes soooo slow, you can even stick your head out the window for a better photo.
For lunch it was the typical dish of the region - barreado - served with rice, cassava flour and sliced bananas on top. If you're not a fan of this "stew", then fish and shrimp are served as accompaniments.
So the lesson to be learned is that Rain or Shine you can still have a good time!
(Especially if you do it with good friends like Wayne and Dianne!)