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 …

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 …

Carnival in São Paulo [PART I] – The Backstage

It is 11 pm on Thursday night and I’m in a warehouse somewhere in the outskirts of São Paulo. It is a hangar owned by a local samba school, used for storing huge ornaments and other shiny things for this year’s Carnival. The floor of the hall is covered in thick ash and glitter from hundreds of decorations. Read More …