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Travel Blogs from Brasilia
Woke up feeling awful again today, we are both sleeping
terribly, so nabbed Emma first thing to say that if there was an option to
upgrade to a room at the campsite we are staying at in Brasilia then we
definitely wanted to do it. Two nights in a bed would be absolute heaven right
now. You can always tell when someone has had a few bad nights sleep on the
trot as they get so grumpy, and we ...
... up and down steep & slippery paths, clambering over bobbing boats (albeit with the comment "is this a good idea?"), taking a powerboat ride under Iguazu Falls for a power drenching or more straightforward things such as swimming or eating (not sure how much she told the doctor on her return though!). When we met them at Sao Paolo airport they were surprisingly lively after a long flight and keen to hit the streets to take in the night air.
We quickly rode past the JK Memorial, honoring former President Juscelino Kubitschek, and the National Congress, where we had a guided tour to the plenary assemblies of the federal chamber .We sat in the gallery for a few minutes while the politicians read their bills.
That evening we had dinner at a local restaurant while excitingly going over our next adventure on the Amazon.
... and then sleep (I thought I could sleep from 11pm through to 5:30am when we landed, only 5:30am was actually 3:30am because of the time difference so I would only get 3.5hrs sleep instead of the 5.5hrs Id planned). Oh but at 1:30am they woke us for breakfast (only a poxy ham & cheese croissant). Do you think I could get back to sleep even though they switched the lights back off? NO!
So I spent the rest of the flight wondering whether IŽd ...
... what was there. After visiting the Dom Basilica (a really pretty church with blue glass walls), we started with the TV tower, for a decent birds-eye view of the town. The city has a bit of a strange layout, and is supposed to be shaped like an airplane, although we weren't quite high enough to see the whole thing. The most peculiar aspect, though, is that all of the skyscrapers ...