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 since for the first time the officials are digging deep into corruption. The Guardian wrote a good summary on the subject: Why is Brazil’s government in crisis? It is a good read!

The demonstrators in favor of the impeachment of the president Dilma Rousseff and the imprisonment of ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, took the streets on March 14th. We took our bikes and headed to The Monumental Axis (Eixo Monumental) to see what was happening in the federal capital of Brazil.

Half a day of cycling is enough in the drenching tropical savanna climate. I felt like hippopotamus on a bicycle, dripping sweat and searching for a mud pool to cool myself in.

I would also recommend swimming in sun screen before heading to town!


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



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