After getting through school, again, I took the leftover money and went as far as I could possibly get,
to a place settled long ago by Catholics,
who still sold knick-knacks in open-air markets,
and built a city deep in the jungle,
which would inspire sci-fi illustrators for decades,
but was largely shunned by the populace,
who mainly lived on the coast,
on a famous beach with a cobblestone boardwalk.
Where was I?
Preliminary guess Brasilia, now I'm off to cheat and find the answer.
EDIT: yep. Sounds like an awesome way to spend an otherwise cold part of the year (assuming you normally hang out in the northern hemisphere).
EDIT2: added a spoiler thingy