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Travel Blogs from Brasilia
... the whole journey with my head under
Maddie’s armpit while he tried to convince me we weren’t just about to suffer
some horrible accident.
Completely worth it though,
although not sure the whole group agrees! We are staying in a rural retreat,
with 2 huge dorm-rooms, and a large common area with a kitchen in, wraparound
balconies, and the most ferocious river rushing by because of the rains. It’s
the kind of place ...
... iconic, Niemeyer only
died last year at 105, and had worked on new constructions until fairly
recently, so his style really changed. You can tell it was meant to be a
capital, as they obviously spared no expense – the buildings are beautiful,
pompous and yet really functional – there was no air conditioning then, so most
are surrounded by water or have it running through them, have huge concrete canopies and all apartment
buildings are built on stilts ...
... Federal in Brazil to get exit forms and stamps. Got in the truck drove up there but I have to say it was worth it for the gorgeous English speaking Brazilian official there. When we walked back into Bolivia typically no-one asked to see anything and we just wandered in. Walked around Cobija, it had a nice square and white and green church. It was a pretty warm day and the sun was beating down on us. Good to be somewhere Spanish speaking and ...
... activities as well. I swam to a nearby desert island, which turned out to be a private island, so I had to swim right back. There was also a boat trip to the Isla Perro, which is like the Isle of Dogs but with shorter buildings and better snorkelling. Lots of beautiful tropical fish could be seen in a shipwreck close to the island. Even living in a hut, with no running water or electricity lines, it was just ...
... gas delivery they blocked the road.
somehow they opened up at 3 a.m. and we could drive on.
so we arrived with around 12h delay in cobija.
a frontier town, i did not like it. there is nothing to do and it is expensive.
anyway, stayed 3 nights to cure a stomach infection i got regarding to food i ate in puerto ...