Two weeks ago, when I mentioned to my friends that I would be going for work to Brasilia, everyone told me, “Take plenty of pics!”
Well, the thing is that it rained every day and I couldn’t take any decent pictures. However, since this was not my first trip to Brasilia, I will share with you my adventures and images from the first time around.
The story so far:
As luck would have it we had an 8 hour layover in the beach town of Fortaleza. So what do you do when you have 8 hours to kill before your next flight? Go to the beach of course! (It sure beats warming up your seat for most of the day in a dull, gray airport!)
So we headed off for sunny Playa Futuro.
It is a very colorful beach.
It opened rather early – on a work day – and folks were already sun bathing.
I was jealous.
And while the locals enjoyed the weather in their bathing suits…
I looked a little silly in my jeans and sweater. (This is me, holding my hand luggage.)
But I got to sample the local fare, so everything was cool.
Yum, fresh fruit…
When we finally made it to Brasilia, we managed to see the television tower.
And what’s so attractive about a television tower, you may ask?
For one thing, you can climb it for a fantastic view. Not only through the glass platform, but the one that you can see about half way through.
There is also a nice little market at the foot of the tower. They sell mostly folk stuff. I love it.
There were also food stalls. This one was evidently a seafood stall. I loved the art.
This young man was selling bubble soap. He was nice enough to allow me to take his picture.
I loves me some bubble soap. Makes me feel like a kid again.
Last but not least, this is a view from high up in the tower.
Brasilia. We have architecture!
If I go back, I plan to take more pictures.
Let’s just hope it doesn’t rain.