I, for one, never have to be lured into a mall. I go of my own free will and choice. One thing we have noticed down here, however, is that there is always something enticing people to go to the mall. Especially for the kids.
We call it "mall bait".
It can be as simple as driving little carros around and terrifying the old people.
Or...something a bit more elaborate.
There is always something to see, do, and/or pay for.
Holidays are a big deal - such as this one at Christmas. It featured animated storybook characters and a merry-go-round.
Another mall reconstructed a pirate ship for the kiddos.
Yet another featured miniature golf (for a price, of course).
And then there was the ice skating rink this winter.
And let's not forget the puppet show - a must do for sure.
The most recent "bait" was a Brazilian exhibit teaching about the five regions of the country and their contribution to the the world. These five regions are: North, Northeast, Center-West, Southeast, and South.
Translation: It is the largest country in Latin America, being the fifth largest in the world in territorial area. It is a great natural patrimony (endowment) of the planet since it possesses a great variety of natural habitats like the Amazon forest, the Atlantic forest, the Cerrado (Savanna wetland area), the Caastinga (desert area), the forest of Aruacarias (the Paraná pine, Brazilian pine or candelabra tree), rivers and seas, reflecting in an immense number of vegetation and animal species.
(Curitiba is in the purple region labeled PR for the state of Paraná.)
This is our region:
"It is the coldest part of Brazil. It has an extensive area of natural pastures, favoring the development of livestock. Mate (maw-tay) grass is also grown here with which chimaarrão is prepared. In the coastal areas we can find mangroves (shrubs or small trees that grow in the swamps along the coast) and restingas (tropical and subtropicala broadleaf forests)."
This area also grows a lot of fruits - grapes being very plentiful.
I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea.
This exhibit is now gone and we await the next attraction.
With so many malls we are never at a loss for things to see, do and/or pay for.
(This is actually the only thing Don is willing to go to the malls for, so you can see that the bait is truly working!)