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South America » Brazil » Distrito Federal » Brasília January 5th 2016

Ok, here is another update. I have to admit that I am sitting here in Brasilia again, writing this update about my last time here in this place. About 6 months late, but better late than never as they say. I know I am tooooo bloody late with my updates, but a lot has happened, and I promise you not all was good. Got majorly screwed over by a so called friend. But the full juicy story will be made public in my next update about my time in Sydney. Anyway, here we go with my stay in Brasilia…. So after my 3 month enforced exile from Brazil (well, if you read the previous stories you should know the deal, but to explain in in short with a German passport you are only allowed to stay ... read more
Anti government demo in Brasilia
Graffiti in Brasilia

South America » Brazil » Distrito Federal » Brasília October 11th 2015

Just like I hadn't expected to stay almost two weeks in Sao Paulo, I wasn't expecting to be visiting Brasilia either. It wasn't on my route, it was out of the way. But when Bruno suggested that I follow him and Carol up there for a weekend, my interest was piqued - I had heard that it was a place like no other and although it would be expensive to get up there, it was still within my budget. So why not? What would've helped money-wise was the fact that I was charged R$150 instead of US$150 for one of my flights - I thought I had got away with it until the sharp staff at Azul Airlines gave Bruno a call notifying me of the mistake. Damn - that would have saved me a very ... read more
Catedral Metropolitana
Plenario Ulysses Guimaraes
Congresso Nacional

South America » Brazil » Distrito Federal » Brasília June 12th 2015

I have been wanting to see Brasilia for a very long time. You see, I love the modern architecture of this planned city that was only finished in 1960. That Architect was Oscar Niemeyer. The entire city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our flights to Brasilia were always full, but then they upgraded the aircraft from a 757 to a 767. Yes!!! Now I would have a chance maybe? I had attempted to go on my own several times but it seemed to always be raining and the thought of walking around in the rain did not excite me. My wife and I had planned a little getaway for this week. Our daughter did not go, as she is in Florida with some friends. Of the places we had looked at going, this seemed to ... read more
Metropolitan Cathedral
Dom Bosco Church
Palace of Justice

South America » Brazil » Distrito Federal » Brasília December 17th 2014

Talk about a relaxing and lazy time I had in Brasilia. After nearly 2 ½ month of nothing but traveling, trekking, climbing mountains and exploring Antarctica I had 3 weeks of doing not much at all. The backpack wasn’t packed and slept around for all this time and life was pretty normal for a change. And one needs that after a full-on travel schedule….. But let’s start from where I finished off on the last blog entry. So after Antarctica I took the plane to Brasilia to escape the cold for a while. After all that time in cold areas I was more than ready to get into some warmer climate. What also helped was that I had an invite from Carla, who I knew for over a year via Facebook, and she was eager to ... read more
Hash House Harrier run
Cool couple.....

South America » Brazil » Distrito Federal » Brasília January 16th 2014

Wednesday 15thJanuary (Odyssey Day 68) We packed up our bush camp and departed at 0800. We only made three very brief stops on the way today, including lunch. We arrived in Brasilia around 1730 and met up with Donna and Glen at the hostel. Their bus from Rio had passed us on the way this afternoon. We set up our tents and everyone piled into the showers hoping for some warm water. They were all to be disappointed here, but at least we could get clean. Truthfully, I don’t mind the cold showers in Brazil – it’s far too hot most of the time to have a hot one! We tried to get dinner ready quickly because tonight we did the quiz that Toby had prepared for Christmas. Since he couldn’t talk at Christmas, it was ... read more

South America » Brazil » Distrito Federal » Brasília December 27th 2012

Gestern sind wir in Brasília angekommen, der noch sehr jungen Hauptstadt Brasiliens. Leider hat unser Couchsurfing-Host uns versetzt und hat sich auch nicht mehr gemeldet. Zum Glück haben wir einen spontanen Ersatz gefunden und wie sich herausgestellt hat, war das das Beste was uns passieren konnte. Wir haben zwar eine Mini-Einraumwohnung mit unserem Gastgeber Misael teilen müssen, bei der mit 3 Matratzen dann auch der ganze Fußboden voll war, aber er hat den Platzmangel zu 100% mit Sympathie wett gemacht. Er hat uns abends direkt am Flughafen abgeholt und erstmal ne Stadtrundfahrt bei Nacht mit uns gemacht. Mit der ganzen Weihnachtsbeleuchtung sah das ganz nett aus. Und ich hab im Vorbeifahren ein Capivara gesehen (auf Deutsch auch Capybara), das größte Nagetier der Welt. Das war echt fast so groß wie ein Schäferhund! Um Mitternacht haben wir ... read more
rechts und links die Ministerien, im Hintergrund der Kongress
Palácio Itamaraty - das Außenministerium
Santuário Dom Bosco

South America » Brazil » Distrito Federal » Brasília December 3rd 2012

Check List antes do Embarque Conferir dados dos voos Conferir Documentação para Embarque Ligar nos hoteis dos primeiros dias ( Miami e Nova York) ... read more

South America » Brazil » Distrito Federal » Brasília October 27th 2012

Day 375 Saturday 20th October Woke up with filthy hangovers at 5.45 and had to somehow get our minds into gear and start packing. Had our breakfast and said farewell to the good staff at the Bonito HI before getting a taxi down to the bus terminal. Ordinarily we may have walked the ten downhill blocks to the bus but it was already hot when we left and carrying backpacks in the sun with hangovers is not fun. Got down to the terminal at 7.30 and we got underway at 8. My only major grievance with our hostel was that they were always trying to push there organised transport to other cities. We had got their minivan from Campo Grande because they said it was faster, but we ended up getting stuffed around badly and having ... read more

South America » Brazil » Distrito Federal » Brasília September 15th 2012

Flavia´s sister wedding day, Carol’s wedding was the most beautiful wedding I have ever attended. The family, the atmosphere, the decorations, the dress, the cake, and the alcohol everything was perfect that even someone against marriage like my best friend Winnie would change her mind after attended this wedding. The wedding took place at the Brasilia Cathedral. The Cathedral was quite peculiar in my opinion; it looks more modern than any other cathedral I have seen. The roof and walls are covered in mosaic, very colourful mosaic. The wedding aisle was decorated with fresh white Lily (my favourite flowers), everyone in the cathedral looked so happy and couldn´t stop smiling to each other. What a beautiful wedding. The church service lasted two hours then it was party time yaaaaaaaaay. The reception venue was something that you ... read more
The gift
The desert

South America » Brazil » Distrito Federal » Brasília November 18th 2011

Y sí... volviendo a la ciudad de los pájaros, como yo le llamo. ´´Céu do Brasilia traço do arquitecto, gosto tanto della assim´´ Djavan. Aunque estaba bien cuidado en São Paulo (muy bien cuidado, diría), necesitaba salir de esa ciudad. El parque de Ibirapuera siempre estará ahí, para ir a sentarse en la hierba y tocar un ratito. Pasé buenos momentos en ese parque, e hice dinerico también. Una cosa buena de Brasil: uno está tocando en el parque, con toda la parafernalia montada, discos para vender, monedas y billetes en la funda, gente escuchando... y llega un segurata. Ui, pienso yo... Esta situación ya la he vivido en España... Correctísimo se acreca y me da la mano. Como se llama usted? Genís. Prazer, Genís, eu sou Nilton. Le tengo que explicar algo. La administración no ... read more
Vista de un 7o piso
Auxiliares de fotografía

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