Posts

Showing posts from June, 2014

2014 World cup host cities – Cuiaba, Brazil

Image
About: Founded in 1727, Cuiaba is the capital city of the Brazilian state Mato Grosso. The city has a population of about 600 000 people and has been nicknamed ‘Green City', as it is surrounded by breathtaking natural sites. Cuiaba serves as an access way to Brazil's three main and characteristic ecosystems: the savannas of the Cerrado, the wetlands of the Pantanal and the Amazon.

Before start to travel to Brazil check my post - 6 things to know, before you travel to Brazil.
Location Cuiaba is located in the most central part of the continent - the geographic centre of South America. The distance to the Atlantic and Pacific oceans is 2 000 km / 1242 mi , so it’s in the middle between two oceans.
Climate Cuiaba has a tropical wet and dry climate. The coldest month is July with average low temperatures of 16.6 °C (61.9 °F), but the maximum can reach 37 °C (99 °F) and the minimum 6 °C (43 °F). From August to December, the temperatures can reach even 40 – 43 °C (104 – 109 °F).
How to…

2014 World cup host cities – Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Image
About: Founded in 1897, Belo Horizonte (beautiful horizon) is the capital city of the Brazilian state Minas Gerais. More than 2,4 million people living in Belo Horizonte making it sixth most populous city in Brazil.  Greater Belo Horizonte is the name of the metropolitan area and its home of more than 5 100 000 people. Belo Horizonte is Brazilian first planned city and is the main business tourist destination in the country.
Before start to travel to Brazil check my post - 6 things to know, before you travel to Brazil  .


Location Built on several hills and surrounded by mountains, Belo Horizonte is located 430 km / 267 mi, north of Rio de Janeiro.
Climate Belo Horizonte has a tropical savannah climate and average temperatures between 9 °C and 35 °C (48 °F and 95 °F). The coldest month is July and the hottest one is January. The summer is rainy and winter is dry.
How to get there
by air
There are two airports in Belo Horizonte :
Tancredo Neves International Airport – Confins  (Aeroporto Int…

2014 World cup host cities - Brasilia, Brazil

Image
About: Founded in 1960, Brasilia is the federal capital of Brazil. More than 2,5 million people living in Brasilia  making it fourth most populous city in Brazil. The modernist architecture  of the city is listed as UNESCO world heritage site.
Before start to travel to Brazil check my post - 6 things to know, before you travel to Brazil.
Location Brasilia is located in the Central Highlands of Brazil, which is in the Central-West part of the country.
The city is divided by wide avenues into north and south part. These two parts are divided in numbered superblocks and sectors. There are sectors for specified activities as:

Hotel sectors (Setor Hoteleiro) Embassies sector (Setor de Embaixadas)Commercial sectors (Setor Comercial) Residential sectors (Superquadras) Local commerce sectors (Comércio Local).  
Climate Brasilia has a tropical savannah climate and temperatures, which varies depending on the season. During the dry season From April to September, the temperatures are between 17 °C …