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Brasilia was swarming with 40,000 Colombians, as we made our way to Estadio Nacional for the Colombia v Ivory Coast match, which finished 2-1. The atmosphere was terrific, the game entertaining and we supported Howard Webb... We made a swift exit from the stadium to watch Luis Suarez knock England out of the World Cup in a reasonably unsympathetic bar.
Onward bus to Salvador, 22 hours (after another night in an airport to cut costs).
Lencois to Brasilia
We left Lencois early; it was to be a couple of long days driving to get to Brasilia
Lencois was a small town, but did have a few highlights, but not many
We did a major truck clean on our second day here, and that meant the whole truck emptied and cleaned and washed out, and it really needed it, I was on windows, walls and lights (and anything in general)
Everyone really got stuck in emptying it, seats, bags, everything ...
... and hardly any people. Shaped like a aeroplane, the fuselage consists of the "Axis Monumental ", a wide swathe of green and all the Government buildings. The aircraft wings are the original housing sectors. It's a real mix, the buildings are absolutely amazing, an architect's dream. The landscape in between reminds me of Africa with crumbling concrete pavements and ragged grass. It was built for driving around so nobody walks (except for us) and everything ...
... cars actually do stop for you, everywhere! Makes me wonder if the structure just makes people less selfish, more zen, how else would you explain it?
Another thing I really really liked is the busstops. Because at the same time they all are little libraries. In the busstops there are always shelves full with books, free to take and donate new! And this works! Amazing... My host Claudiomar had a Brazil Lonely Planet he found in one of the busstops.
And what I ...
... my later for my dinner!
So the main sites included the TV Tower, the National Library, National Museum (just art), Cathedral (although it didnīt look like one at all), the square of the three powers (the seat of the highest authorities of the country. They are the Congress, Presidential Palace and the Supreme Court), Palacio Itamarty (where congress meet)and Congresso National.
Oh and I forgot to mention that its 32°C and a pleasure ...