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Manaus in Brazil, Ready to Rock for the World Cup 2014

Manaus in Brazil, Ready to Rock for the World Cup 2014

As a symbol of Brazil’s economic prowess, they are trying to turn an Amazonian jungle city into an international tourism destination.  Can’t fault them for trying…again.  But this time, the stars may have aligned, and they may pull it off.

 

At the end of the 19th century, building the Teatro Amazonas opera house in this jungle city during Brazil’s rubber boom was considered the impossible dream.

 

For some, this century’s equivalent — plunking a World Cup soccer palace in the heat and humidity of a city that sits 2,277 miles up the Amazon River from the Atlantic Ocean and doesn’t even have a first-tier Brazilian league soccer team — also has all the makings of a white elephant.

 

But dreams are made of White Elephants, the largest external ticket-buying country – the USA – with its citizens penchant for exotic travel, might just make Manaus an amazing, Amazon, Adventure.  Not to mention the visitors from other wealthy western countries:  England, Italy, Switzerland. Along with this G4 + 4, I’m in!

Read Mimi Whitefield’s Miami Herald article here:

http://hrld.us/Rfn4v2

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Brazil Playing for World Cup Title At Home

Brazil Playing for World Cup Title At Home

On the field, Brazil is ready for the World Cup, off the field, it’s a different story. While organizers race against the clock to get the country ready to host the tournament, the national team is counting the days until the June 12 opener against Croatia.  Either way, it’ll be fun. Read Tales Azzoni’s AssociatedContinue Reading

Brazil: Coca-Cola to fly 22 consumers to Brazil for World Cup

Brazil: Coca-Cola to fly 22 consumers to Brazil for World Cup

Coke lives in the world of aspiration and good times.  If you’re a soccer fan and a Coca-Cola fan, what better time than to have a Coke at the Maracanã in July 2014?  Loyal consumers of premium non-alcoholic drink, Coca-Cola, are in for a jolly ride in this season of football.  Coca-Cola is promising toContinue Reading

Brazil 2014 Tickets Hard to Come By

Brazil 2014 Tickets Hard to Come By

Thinking of traveling to Brazil this summer to take in a few World Cup matches? You better hope you already have your tickets in hand. Despite the slew of bad news coming out of Brazil: the unfinished infrastructure, the unrelenting crime, and the general malaise about the Brazilian’s ability to host an event of thisContinue Reading

Garrincha’s Memory in Pele’s Shadow

Garrincha’s Memory in Pele’s Shadow

Everybody who is not a Brazilian counts Brazil as their second favorite soccer team. If the Dutch gave us “Total Football” the Brazilians gave us “The Beautiful Game”. And one player symbolizes that for true aficionados more than any other, and it’s not Pele, or any of the other Brazilian household names. The single playerContinue Reading

Manaus Stadium Good to Go

Manaus Stadium Good to Go

If you’re a fan of the U.S. Soccer Team – and admittedly, it’s sometimes difficult these days – you know that we’ll be traveling to the heart of the Amazon to play Portugal in the World Cup. Let’s set aside that Portugal has the reigning best player in the World on their team in Ronaldo,Continue Reading