Mercure Brasilia Eixo
Travel Blogs from Brasilia
... being transported by plane, and officially inaugurated on 21st April 1960. From above it's got the shape of a plane (or a bird, for the romantics) and was designed assuming that everybody would drive everywhere: there are no side curbs, avenues are big and with just a few traffic-lights. It's divided in blocks and sectors (hotels, banks, embassies, residential, etc). The main avenue is the Monumental Axis, ...
... that we were blessed with fantastic weather, in the first 10 days of the holiday we had one big rain downpour and the rest was glorious sunshine.
Now it was time for Christmas and we were off to the beach. Ilha Grande is a beautiful island a few hours south of Rio. It is covered in rainforest and hills, a perfect getaway. So quiet in fact (we were on the less busy side of the island) that the "ferry" was actually a local fishing boat. This was the ...
... the middle, where there was nothing before.It was a huge stunt, and he did get elected, so he did build this brandnew capital in only 4 years time. Of course creating a ton of debt for Brazil, but history is very forgetful/forgiveful in this, and build a huge monument for his grave to remember him and his creation of the capital. If you see the city, it is truly amazing this was build in only 4 years time, and with no direct accessroads.
The city is very very ...
... 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 ...
... not do the work and eventually Mike lost his temper and demanded to see the manager. This happened and within the space of 10 minutes we had four different engineers working on the back. We did manage to get them to put some oil in and then the electrician kept saying it was not an electrical problem. At this stage it was midday and they were closed until Monday. On Sunday Mike had a look at it again and within 15 minutes had ...
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