The twin bridges, crossing from the more residential areas into the city area.
Had a very early start today. Got up at 5.10am to make sure we were in the foyer for the car our tour leader had booked to pick us up at 5.45am. As he had not arrived by 6.15am, we got a taxi from the hotel who managed to get us to the airport in 20 minutes (not bad, apparently!). Our GOL flight left on time and we arrived in Brasilia
at about 10.15am, to be greeted by our friend Tim who is posted here with the Australian government. We went home to his very lovely house (think the pool will be well-used over the next few days!) and sat around drinking wine and catching-up for a couple of hours, then Tim took us for a drive around the city and its main sites. Brasilia is eerily like Australia's capital, Canberra, in its look and atmosphere. It is a very modern looking city, with unusual buildings and lots of parks and monuments. We'll have a good explore while we're here. Stopped at a restaurant on the lake for a drink on the way home, then back to the house for dinner and more talking. Great to see Tim again, it's been 18 months since he left Australia so lots to catch up on.