Sonesta Hotel Brasilia
Travel Blogs from Brasilia
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. …
... a lot to Speech Debelle's hit 'Spinnin' lately. The lyrics resonate and have been useful in helping me process my volunteering experience and develop future perspectives. You might find them useful too:
This is for the tat on my wrist this is for the black of my fist
This is for the s in my lisp this is for my beating heart in my chest on the life yes
Life aint for the swift but for those who can endure it so i hold it with two hands ...
... cab ride – you are there)
**You budgeted to get everywhere by taxi right?
- Go for a city tour***
Highly recommended, especially once you find out that you can’t get to these places on foot or public transport.
***But not on Mondays. (Too bad if you got here on Sunday, get informed that everything is closed on Sundays, so consequently try to go on Monday, when it is closed. (Obviously)
- Visit the National ...
Quote of the day:
“I am Chief, do not question the Chief.” Our Rotarian club president from Gioanna said to his son, aka our tour guide to Brasilia.
Soap that lathers
Word of the day:
Berimbau – musical instrument that looks like a bow and arrow and sounds like a guitar, only found in this area of Brazil.
... unusual thing was when stopped to get fuel we saw a large stick insect slowly walking up the handle of a broomstick! In addition whist driving along Mike had his music going and I shouted that policeman just blew his whistle at you. To which Mike replied "What?" I then pointed out the police sirens although he did see the car in the mirror. We pulled over and when the man arrived he told us that we had driven through the obligatory stop for the weighbridge. We then pointed out ...