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
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
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
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
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
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
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, while we were there we thought, “Let’s go to Brasilia”. Oh dear.
Brasilia … Read the rest