April 2022 ~ WalkBrazil4K Travel Blog
  • Brasilia,Brazil

    Eixo Monumental

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Christ The Redeemer

  • Sao Paulo,Brazil


Friday, April 29, 2022

Night Walk Around The Largest Shopping Mall In Brasilia,Brazil

The Shopping Conjunto Nacional (Joint National Mall), sometimes called CNB (Conjunto Nacional Brasília) is the first shopping center in Brasília, and the second mall to be built in Brazil. It was opened in 1971 and is located near the bus station in the Central Zone of Brasília. It is the largest mall in the Federal District and is among the top 30 in Brazil, with 320 stores and 118,100 square meters built

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Rio Brazil Carnival 2022

Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2022, the festival is known as the 'mecca' of Carnivals, returned yesterday for the first time since Covid-19 swept across the country.

Rio de Janeiro's mayor Eduardo Paes handed the key to the city to the symbolic Carnival 'King Momo' on April 20, Wilson Dias da Costa Neto, opening the festival.

The street parties in Rio, known as 'blocos', were not granted authorization from City Hall, but mayor Paes has said he will refrain from deploying the Municipal Guard.

'City Hall won’t impede people from being in public spaces, from celebrating, but it’s impossible that it happens at such (large) size,' Paes said in response to a reporter’s question, according to Time.

The 2022 Carnival was due to take place from Thursday 24 February until Shrove Tuesday on 1 March, with the Roman Catholic Church putting in place the tradition of the Carnival leading to Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.

But due to the Omicron variant of Covid-19 spreading through Brazil, it was postponed by two months, taking place between the 20th and 30th of April in 2022.

Brazil saw a huge spike in Covid cases thanks to the new variant spreading throughout the country in January and February, but levels have since fallen comparable to December 2021 according to Our World in Data, which saw relatively low case levels compared to the previous 20 months.

Parades ran in 2020 but the crowds were absent due to the ongoing pandemic, with a full cancellation in 2021. Two years ago saw the first time Brazil had delayed the festival in a century.

Last year, the mayor symbolically handed the city key to health workers in lab coats, after announcing the cancellation of the carnival because of the pandemic.  


Friday, April 22, 2022

Planned cities:Abuja Nigeria vs Brasilia Brazil

I am always wowed by the marvelous Brasilia architecture and so I thought it would be nice to compare 2 planned cities Brasilia Brazil and Abuja Nigeria.

The Brasilia architecture is awesome imagine having all federal ministries opposite each other and in the same location.

The Presidential Palace, the National Congress of Brazil, the foreign ministry, and the federal ministries are all close to each other, and those guys did a wonderful job.

Brasilia itself was built to look like a bird, it was supposed to be a cross but they changed it to be a bird and you can see the picture below when you look at it from above., so let's compare them.


Abuja, Nigeria. (started In 1980) Construction of Abuja began in the late 1970s, but due to the political and economic instability the country was facing at the time, the initial stages of the city were not completed until the mid-1980s. The Master Plan for the City and Capital Territory Federal was developed by International Planning Associates (IPA), a consortium of three American companies: Planejament Research Corporation; Wallace McHarg Roberts and Todd; and Archisystems - a division of the Hughes Organization.  The master plan for Abuja defined the overall structure and key design elements of the city that are visible in its current form. The most detailed design of the central areas of the capital, particularly its monumental core, was carried out by Kenzo Tange, a renowned Japanese architect, with his team of urban planners.

The city is considered one of the most beautiful in Nigeria and has the best road network in the country. Modern Nigerian architecture is remarkable and has developed over rolling terrain. The city has a relatively high cost of living compared to other African cities.  Abuja's skyline features several modern landmarks such as the Millennium Tower, Rock Aso, NNPC Towers, National Library, Millennium Park, National Mosque, Abuja Stadium, and Nigeria's Presidential Complex. 

The capital has attracted the attention of serious investors with its status as the fastest-growing capital in the world. Abuja has become a center of investment opportunities in both the service and production sectors. There are numerous buildings of various levels. Consequently, public buildings in the city rapidly degenerated.

Brasília is the federal capital of Brazil and the seat of government of the Federal District.  The capital is located in the Midwest region of the country, along the geographic region known as the Central Plateau. According to an estimate by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) for 2021, its population was 3 094 325 inhabitants (4 284 676 in its metropolitan area ), making it the third-most populous city in the country. Brasília is also the fifth most populous urban concentration in Brazil. The Brazilian capital is the largest city in the world built in the 20th century.

The city has the largest per capita gross domestic product in relation to capitals, the fourth largest among the main cities in Latin America, and about three times higher than the average Brazilian income.  As the national capital, Brasília is home to the headquarters of the three powers of the Republic ( Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary ) and 127 foreign embassies. City planning policies, such as the location of residential buildings in large urban areas, the construction of huge avenues that cross the city, and their division into sectors, have provoked debates about the lifestyle in large cities in the 20th century. The city's project divides it into numbered blocks, in addition to sectors for predetermined activities, such as the Hotel Sector, Banking, or Embassies.

The original urban plan of the capital, known as the " Pilot Plan " (the name that would be given to the administrative region where it is located ), was prepared by the urban planner and architect Lúcio Costa, who, taking advantage of the region's relief, adapted it to the lake project. Paranoá was conceived in 1893 by the Cruls Mission. The city began to be planned and developed in 1956 by Lúcio Costa, also architect Oscar Niemeyer, and structural engineer Joaquim Cardozo. Inaugurated on April 21, 1960, by then-president Juscelino Kubitschek, Brasília formally became the third capital of Brazil, after Salvador and Rio de Janeiro. Viewed from above, the main area of ​​the city is often described as having the shape of an airplane, but Lúcio Costa's initial proposal was that it resembles the sign of the cross, and one of the axes was later arched to adapt to the relief of the city. region. 

The city has a unique status in Brazil, as it is a distinct administrative division of a legal municipality, like other Brazilian cities, similar to what happens with Washington, DC, in the United States, and Canberra, in Australia. The city, commonly referred to as "Capital Federal" or "BSB", is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its architectural and urban complex and has the largest protected area in the world, with 112.5 square kilometers. 

To me, the winner of this battle is Brasilia, Brazil. Tell me your own winner

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Tiradentes: Holiday About Revolution in Brazil Against the colonial Portuguese

Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, known as Tiradentes, was a leading member of the colonial Brazilian revolutionary movement known as Inconfidência Mineira, whose aim was full independence from Portuguese colonial power and the creation of a Brazilian republic.

When the separatists' plot was uncovered by authorities, Tiradentes was arrested, tried, and publicly hanged.

Since the advent of the Brazilian Republic, Tiradentes has been considered a national hero of Brazil and patron of the Military

Tiradentes was born on the Fazenda do Pombal, near the village of Santa Rita do Rio Abaixo, at the time disputed territory between the towns of São João del-Rei and Tiradentes, in the Captaincy of Minas Gerais.

Discovery, trial, and execution

Tiradentes's plan was to take to the streets of Vila Rica and proclaim the Brazilian Republic on the day of the derrama, in February 1789, when the tax was due to Portugal and the sentiment of revolt among Brazilians would be stronger. Joaquim Silvério dos Reis, one of the conspirators, exposed the plot in exchange for a tax waiver. The governor of Minas Gerais canceled the derrama and ordered the imprisonment of the rebels.

A trial was carried out, lasting almost three years. Tiradentes was sentenced to death, along with ten other inconfidentes. Queen Maria I of Portugal later commuted the sentences of capital punishment to perpetual banishment for all convicts, except those whose activities involved aggravated circumstances. Such was the case of Tiradentes, who took full responsibility for the movement.

He was imprisoned in Rio, then hanged on 21 April 1792. Afterward, his body was quartered and the pieces were sent to Vila Rica, to be displayed in places where he used to propagate his liberal ideas. His head landed in Ouro Preto but was subsequently lost.

National hero

Tiradentes began to be considered a national hero by the republicans in the late 19th century. After the institution of the Republic, in 1889, the anniversary of his death became a national holiday.

His moniker, "Tiradentes", became the namesake of a city in the state of Minas Gerais, city squares in Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Ouro Preto, as well as a major avenue in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The 11th Mountain Infantry Battalion, "Tiradentes" Regiment (11º Batalhão de Infantaria de Montanha, Regimento "Tiradentes"), named after the hero, is currently operational in the Brazilian Army.


Monday, April 4, 2022

Night Walk in the rain brasilia brazil

I decided to make videos while walking in the rain and I really enjoyed it because everywhere was calm and all I could hear was the drops of the rain on my umbrella, it felt so good

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