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... on that front!
Arrived in Brasilia around five, and settled in to our
lovely double room in the hostel part, whilst everyone else camped. Well, I say
lovely, it looked like the kind of room you might find a forgotten hostage in,
huge room with a double bed in it and a fan and nothing else, but it had its
own bathroom and the fact that there was a mattress was enough for us.
After dinner we ...
... Paolo certainly surprised us all.... it has a reputation of being crowded, polluted and generally overwhelming, but didn't find this to be true at all and really enjoyed our day taking in the sights and sounds. A highlight for Cliff was the soccer museum at Pacaembo stadium, I think he could have spent all day there. For Miranda it was just getting out into the streets in a new country and soaking up the atmosphere.
The next day and a very early start ...
Well from the exciting and wilds of Rio I vistited the new capital of Brasilia.
A strange choice not much frequented by travellers but with a passion for arcitecture, and so greatly impressed by the gallery in niteroi I ventured to check this modernist utopia out.
Dont misunderstand me that I was not glad I went, because I certaintly am. The buildings by Neiymeyer were incredible examples of brasilian modernism, but as soon as I arrived I was ready ...
... in a distant suburb, rather than downtown. Downtown itself is fairly flat.
The main buildings are organized around a large grassy park. As we approached the cathedral (a spiky thing that looks vaguely like a crown) and the national museum (a half of a sphere, with a ring around it), I was struck by all the white -- the two buildings are white, built on top of white concrete, with ...
... and was constructed in an amazingly quick three years. The city is a dream for those of logical mind (it's harder for randoms like me) as everything is in zones - there's a hotel zone, commercial and residential plus it's laid out in the shape of an airplane so you can also refer to areas in terms of the wings, tail and cockpit. Buildings on the east side/wing are even numbered, odd numbered on the west. ...