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Travel Blogs from Brasilia
... in Chile and
Argentina, so AJ and Jo have taken that side on. It even got so desperate as to
ask the hostel owner how we would get a cab to the nearest shop to grab some
and get brought back – it was going to be too expensive so Maddie got
everyone’s agreement to buy the various bottles of spirits that are hanging
around the truck off their owners, and make some cocktails. The first one
... for as long as I can remember, this has been one of my "I really want to go there" destinations. Unfortunately it also comes with a "Rio has a very serious crime problem and the odds are you are likely to get hit" tag. So balancing the enjoyment factor with keeping safe was a bit daunting at first. However (and I don't know if this is because of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics), Rio seems to have really cleaned up its act and we had an even quite ...
Honestly, I never really thought I would ever be in Brasilia.
This city is very, well, "special", unique, and interesting. It's first of all very far away of everything else that would be labled 'interesting', so also really out of the way while traveling. So why would you pass here?
I first heard about this city a few months ago, in an evening talk at my dad's work about someones travels to Brazil. Knowing I wanted to go to Brazil, I was very intrigued by the story ...
... Itīs a vast city - very big indeed in terms of space. It reminds me a little of America with 7 lanes of traffic to cross and large underpasses. Brasilia is very green, spacious, modern and also very clean (Iīve yet to find a cigarette butt on the ground)!.
My first stop was the television tower for a birds eye view of Brasilia, but it wasnīt quite what I expected ... itīs just a metal framework, approx. 218m tall. At 75m is the viewpoint ...
... in a hydraulics engineer, he said it was an electric fault. An electrician was called in and changed some wires and then said it was a hydraulic fault. Mike queried this and got another electrician in who confirmed that the wires had been moved incorrectly. In the end the owner told us that it was all finished except for the hydraulics problem and that we should go to Brasilia Motors, the Mercedes garage and they would pay them to ...
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