Category Archives: Brazil 2014

Silver Lining for Brazil:  The World Saw You, and It Liked What it Saw

Silver Lining for Brazil: The World Saw You, and It Liked What it Saw

The United States sent more tourists to the World Cup this year than any other country.  Few of those tourists expected the United States to compete for title, many of them just wanted to see and experience Brazil.  And by all accounts tourists from around the world went, they saw, they enjoyed.  So much so, they have a desire for more.

Like to travel off the beaten path?  Try the city in Brazil that launched the ouster of the Portuguese, Ouro Preto.  Removed from the bustling World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte, this charming colonial town that gave birth to Brazil’s independence.

Ouro Preto, a UNESCO world heritage site whose name means “Black Gold,” is a former mining village a two-hour drive away from the metropolis of Belo Horizonte, where thousands of soccer fans saw Germany destroy a short-handed Brazilian team in the World Cup’s semi-final match.

Don’t go for football, go for history.

Read Frank Griffiths’ AP article here:

http://bit.ly/1jlG3kf

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Rio De Janeiro is the ‘Marvelous City’, Really

Rio De Janeiro is the ‘Marvelous City’, Really

Rio de Janeiro is truly unique in geography, and sambas to its own rhythm.  Although it is a big, hectic city with a population of 6.3 million, its laid-back charm, its predilection for good times, its tropical vibe and, of course, its beaches make the Rio brand unmistakable.  The sheer stone mountains that drop intoContinue Reading

Brazil Might Still Reap Economic Benefits from the World Cup

Brazil Might Still Reap Economic Benefits from the World Cup

After averaging 4.5 percent per year GDP growth over the last decade, Brazil has begun a two-year (2014-15) slowdown, stunted by falling commodity prices, rising inflation and wilting consumer confidence. Chest beating Brazil, leader of the BRIC countries, resource rich and business savvy, seems to have lost its mojo. Like a salesmen whose hit aContinue Reading

Going to Brazil 2014?  Don’t Forget Your Wallet!

Going to Brazil 2014? Don’t Forget Your Wallet!

World Cup visitors, welcome to Brazil, land of soccer, sun and sky-high prices!   Unlike nearby Latin American nations where a tourist’s U.S. dollar or European Union euro seemingly stretches forever, Brazil is astoundingly expensive.  Astoundingly!   And if you’re planning to follow your favorite soccer team around from city to city, you might beContinue Reading

World Cup Song Not Quite a Hit…Yet

World Cup Song Not Quite a Hit…Yet

The official World Cup song is definitely striking a chord — the wrong one with many in host country Brazil.   Since the recent release of FIFA’s “We Are One (Ole Ola),” hordes of fans in Brazil have been slamming the official 2014 Cup theme. Many expressed their frustration on Twitter under the tag #VoltaWakaWakaContinue Reading

Real Estate Blitz in Brazil for World Cup

Real Estate Blitz in Brazil for World Cup

Some people can’t travel without the comforts of home.  And no matter how swank the hotel, sometimes, nothing beats a real “home away from home”.  For example, some visitors heading to the World Cup in June are paying more than $100,000 a week to rent luxury homes in Rio de Janeiro for the month longContinue Reading