Tyler Cowen just visited Porto Alegre. Good times. Here's a sample from his dispatch at Marginal Revolution:
Dinner with ravioli, ice water, and a small coke cost $40. It was very good, but no better than in the days of hyperinflation. The real has risen more than forty percent against the U.S. dollar since 2008. ...
You can taste the future (and past) of bananas, once current U.S. brands are devastated by rot. It is a bright future, though with lower quantity and probably higher price.
...the expected rate of return from sampling random chocolate desserts is high.
Read the whole post here.