The Airplane Shaped Brasília [PART II] – An Architect’s Wet Dream

Read the first part of The Airplane Shaped Brasília here. The Utopian Brasília is an architects’s wet dream. Planned and developed by famous Brazilian architects Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer, the city is a modern art piece, a great study on city planning and a designated Unesco World Heritage site. Tourism in Brasília is all about stunning architectural sites. I traveled to Brasília Read More …

New Domain and Happy Easter!

Keisari Spontaanius has a new home at www.KeisariSpontaanius.com! Changing from wordpress.com to wordpress.org, I now have the access to more themes, customization options and third-party plugins, but more importantly, the site is now easier to read. The front page now shows the excerpts instead of full blog texts. I also added some minor graphical improvements Read More …

The Airplane Shaped Brasília [PART I] – Bicycles And Assault Rifles

I’m not sure whether it was the best or the worst time to see Brasília. All of the government buildings (which you normally can visit) were closed due to the protests and the heating of the political scandal surrounding Brazil. You have probably heard about it. The corruption is on the table in Brazil. It’s a historical time Read More …

Keisari Spontaanius on YouTube

Keisari Spontaanius is expanding to YouTube! I’m going to start off with small teaser of my trip to Foz do Iguaçu in the state of Paraná, Brazil. It gives a small glimpse of how it is to stand inside the dramatic Devil’s Throat. Hence the kitchy tune! For additional immersion: watch the video while taking a cold shower Read More …

Beto Carrero World: The Biggest Theme Park in South America

I like amusement parks. I like ’em a lot. I was happy to find out that there was one a short drive away. Just 100 kilometers north of Florianópolis in the city of Penha, stands Beto Carrero World, the biggest theme park in Brazil and whole South America. Further, in 2014 TripAdvisor ranked the park as the sixth best amusement park in the world. Beto Read More …

Carnival in São Paulo [PART II] – The Show

Read the first part of The São Paulo Carnival here. It had been raining the whole day. Got the tickets, plastic rain coats and some refreshments. The taxi stopped in front of Shell gas station on Avenue Braz Leme, some hundreds of meters away from the main event venue. The streets leading to the Anhembi arena Read More …