Sonesta Hotel Brasilia
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We've changed scenery: we left the beach behind and now we have been visiting the ultra-modern, space-age capital of Brazil – Brasilia. It is definitely a change of pace here. First, in the mornings and evenings it’s actually cool, although it does heat up during the day, and very dry, no humidity – kind of like Colorado Springs. …
Lencois to Brasilia
We left Lencois early; it was to be a couple of long days driving to get to Brasilia
Lencois was a small town, but did have a few highlights, but not many
We did a major truck clean on our second day here, and that meant the whole truck emptied and cleaned and washed out, and it really needed it, I was on windows, walls and lights (and anything in general)
Everyone really got stuck in emptying it, seats, bags, everything ...
... and hardly any people. Shaped like a aeroplane, the fuselage consists of the "Axis Monumental ", a wide swathe of green and all the Government buildings. The aircraft wings are the original housing sectors. It's a real mix, the buildings are absolutely amazing, an architect's dream. The landscape in between reminds me of Africa with crumbling concrete pavements and ragged grass. It was built for driving around so nobody walks (except for us) and everything ...
... cars actually do stop for you, everywhere! Makes me wonder if the structure just makes people less selfish, more zen, how else would you explain it?
Another thing I really really liked is the busstops. Because at the same time they all are little libraries. In the busstops there are always shelves full with books, free to take and donate new! And this works! Amazing... My host Claudiomar had a Brazil Lonely Planet he found in one of the busstops.
And what I ...
... aeroplane, with the fuselage being the main drag with all the government buildings, hotels, museums and monuments and then the wings (north and south) are for housing. Everything is divided into specific sectors (eg: sector hotel, sector hospital, sector industrial, sector shopping etc) and then each sector narrowed down further into quadrants and again further into lettered blocks and finally house numbers! Which if you haven't been there sounds awful but ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center