Belo Horizonte in Brazil has a free music week that we just happened to walk right into the middle of this July. We were fortunate not only to cool off to the jazz in the Praça da Liberdade but also … Read the rest “Music in Brazil for Free – Videos”
Aside from travel to travel’s sake, football, food and music, a very fine reason to visit Brazil is architecture and specifically the architecture of Oscar Niemeyer. So, we thought, “Let’s go to Brasilia”. Oh dear.
Brasilia is a dream of … Read the rest “Visiting Brazil – Oscar Niemeyer and Others”
Food in Brazil – well, in Belo Horizonte and Rio – is carby, protein, sweet and salty, and it’s all washed down with beer or the many types of local sugar-spirit called Cachaça. Brasilia? Yes, we went there. We ate… Read the rest “Visiting Brazil 2015 – Food, Markets and Food Things”
Ever since I saw a picture of the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, I was seven years old, it was 1970, it has been a magical place to me. So when in Rio, I had to visit.
Two strange … Read the rest “Visiting Brazil – The Maracanã Stadium”
Being on the other side of the world would be an ideal time to have all the rotting timbers, weevil infestation and other work done on the house we thought.
Use a well respected firm we thought.
Come back and … Read the rest “The House Where We Live – Chaos”
Belo Horizonte sits inland and reminded at least one of us of Birmingham (it even comes with its own language accent). It is a planned city, built in the 1890s to provide for the mining community and business that was… Read the rest “Visiting Brazil 2015 – Belo Horizonte”
I’m curently visiting Brazil. Here are a few photos from Rio. Yes, you are seeing it correctly… no Christ the Redeemer yet.
More pictures follow. For now, here are a few of the less cliched I have.… Read the rest “Visiting Brazil – Rio de Janeiro”