Sonesta Hotel Brasilia
Travel Blogs from Brasilia
... to Brasilia is uneventful, a one hour flight that lands on time.
We arrive in Brasilia and are impressed with the airport, it looks very new, before running to a TV screen to catch the second half of the Argentina/*****ia match. The TV at the airport cafe is a bit small and we are very far away and Blake has bad eyes, he needs glasses, that we end up leaving with the score 3-2 Argentina (Messi has been taken out at this point ...
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 he moaned about the distances being too great but I had no problem walking the main sites. My hotel did offer me a chauffeur ed tour of the city for R$50 (£17) but I declined and ]walked it all for free instead. In fact, apart from the hotel itself, I only spent R$3.50, so just over £1 on a medium sized polystyrene box of fruit from the street - mango, apple, watermelon, banana, kiwi and papaya) - it was so delicious I went back for another ...