ultramarinus – beyond the sea


It was about 9pm when we arrived at our hotel in Brasilia’s Sector Hotelerio Norte, a hotel zone in the north wing of the capital city. After check-in, we went out for a walk, hoping to find something to eat. Such a big contrast from the Pantanal! At Sector Hotelerio Norte, we were embraced by modern hotels and service apartments. We were quite surprised to find that other than hotels, nothing else really existed except a convenience store at a gas station and a busy McDonald’s restaurant. It looked like that McDonald’s was the only place that one could go outside of a hotel for a meal in the hotel zone.
We woke up the next morning and were delighted to find that the football stadium was not far away from our hotel. It reminded us of all the construction works we saw since we arrived in Brazil: airport expansion in Foz do Iguacu, Cuiaba and Brasilia, train line construction in Cuiaba, beautification of public space pretty much everywhere in Cuiaba and Brasilia, etc. The nation seemed to be gearing in full speed for the upcoming World Cup 2014 and Olympic Games 2016.

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Previous Destination: Pantanal, Brazil, reading from post Day 9.1

Read more on Brasilia, Brazil
Day 13.2 – First Impression, Brasilia
Day 14.1 – Pilot Plan, Brasilia
Day 14.2 – Eixo, Monumental, Brasilia
Day 14.3 – Catedral Metropolitana, Brasilia
Day 14.4 – Palacio Itamaraty, Brasilia
Day 14.5 – Congresso Nacional, Brasilia
Day 15.1 – Santuario Dom Bosco, Brasilia

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South America 2013 – Our Destinations
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Iguazu Falls (Argentina/Brazil), Pantanal (Brazil), Brasilia (Brazil), Belo Horizonte & Inhotim (Brazil), Ouro Preto (Brazil), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Paraty (Brazil), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Samaipata & Santa Cruz (Bolivia), Sucre (Bolivia), Potosi (Bolivia), Southwest Circuit (Bolivia), Tilcara, Purmamarca, Salta (Argentina), Cafayate (Argentina), San Pedro de Atacama (Chile), Antofagasta & Paranal Observatory (Chile), Chiloe (Chile), Puerto Varas (Chile), Torres del Paine (Chile), Ushuaia (Argentina), El Chalten (Argentina), El Calafate (Argentina), Isla Magdalena (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Valparaiso (Chile), Afterthought

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