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... hours and hours in the truck, it was perfect - even if it was cold!
Today we traveled about 500km, but the scenery was really pretty again. It was a long day, but we did stop at a supermarket for supplies - I had a great ice cream which was like a Mr Whippy covered in melted chocolate, which then hardened and you had to eat it with a spoon - delicious!!
... of different outcomes. We are sitting by a few other Americans who are changing their allegiance with each goal scored just like we are. I have my phone out and am constantly refreshing to make sure we have an update of who we want to win. Portugal scores, we cheer and begin to root for Ghana. Ghana scores, we go back to rooting for Portugal. Eventually, Germany scores and takes the lead versus the US. If no one ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... through history . It was interesting to note that Niemeyer was a long time member of the communist party and this affiliation prevented him from accepting a professorship at Yale, as well as, the dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design . Both times he was denied a visa . It was also Niemeyer's design that was accepted for the United Nations building in New York,, and he had buildings he designed ...