A journey in Brazil – part 6

We arrived there one or two days later in the afternoon. Brazilia is the capital. It is a new town very widely spread. Brasília was planned and developed by Lúcio Costa, Oscar Niemeyer and Joaquim Cardozo in 1956 to move the capital from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location. The landscape architect was Roberto Burle Marx. The city’s design divides it into numbered blocks as well as sectors for specified activities, such as the Hotel Sector, the Banking Sector and the Embassy Sector. Brasília was chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its modernist architecture and uniquely artistic urban planning. It has also been named “City of Design” by UNESCO in October 2017 and has been part of the Creative Cities Network since then.
We left at sun down. And drove at night again. In this country, trucks didn’t have speed limits like here, they can drive at whatever speed they want, hence it wasn’t rare to see overturned trucks on the roadside. That night, as we were driving, there was this truck following us who was driving at the same speed we were driving! It was so scary. We have seen accidents occasionally and once a deadly one.
Finally some hundred kilomètres south east from Brazilia we arrived at a small hotel with a lovely room in a small town.
There were two kinds of lodging that we used.
The hotels which were clean and comfortable, but they costed about 40-60 bucks.
And the motels which were cheap, and often more luxurious than the hotels. The only issue is that the motels in Brazil aren’t the family ones we find in Us. No “they’re for other purposes”. That’s why they’re clean, modern and have private parking spaces. But I hated those places, not only because i knew what they were for, but also because often we could hear “the business” the neighbours were doing. That was disgusting and hateful. I wasn’t to chose where we spent the night. If I was asked i would have prefered to pay 10-20 more and sleep in a hotel!
In most of them, you can rent the room for the night. But in some you can’t, you must stay only a few hours.

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Author: Novus Lectio

You'll never know what you'll read next. Random lecture is what is all about but one thing is for sure, it's by the same author who wrote The Theory of Fate and Who Went Out of Africa

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