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Recife, Will the Rain Ever Stop?

We landed in Recife and the sun was shining. We took a taxi from the airport to Recife Monte Hotel located a few blocks from the Boa Viagem beach. During the drive we saw this clash of the society of many parts of Brazil more clearly. Rundown buildings were intermixed between the nicer and newer buildings throughout the city....

Manaus: Welcome to the Jungle

Flying across Brazil, we see the lush green landscapes extending to the horizon. The sun is truly shining as the plane touches down on the runway at Manaus’ Eduardo Gomez International Airport. It is a very small, but newly renovated/rebuilt for this World Cup. Somehow we are nearly the first out the door of the terminal and I get...

Rio de Janeiro, On Our Way to World Cup 2014

We are watching the World Cup Final in 2010 at a dive bar in the Lower East Side when Whitney and I begin scrolling through the list of countries that would be hosting the next few World Cups. Brazil is at the top of the list as we look at each other and nod in agreement. It’s decided...we are...