Appreciating Modern Architecture in Brasília, Brazil’s Capital

Touring Brasília's Architecture at night - here, the ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“Why would you want to visit Brasília? It is an ugly city that lacks a soul,” is the most common remark I have heard from Brazilians about their capital. Despite these discouraging words I decided to visit the city for its modern architecture by Oscar Neimeyer and judge for myself.

My verdict: “Brasília is an ugly city that lacks a soul.”

Yet I stayed a midweek and enjoyed every single day. What happened?

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Life is Fantastic – Exploring the Dunes of Lençois Maranhenses National Park (Brazil)

Slow travel Brazil, exploring the dunes of Lençois Maranhenses

“Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breaths away.”

After more than a year of living and traveling in the Amazonian Rainforest in the Guianas and Brazil, the contrast with the landscape we encountered in Lençois Maranhenses (Northeast Brazil) couldn’t have been bigger:

1500 square kilometers of dunes.

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