Category Archives: Travel to Brazil

Manaus, Brazil:  On The Map After World Cup?

Manaus, Brazil: On The Map After World Cup?

Hot and Steamie!  That’s how we like our cities down here in the Tropics.  In this hemisphere, there are few hotter or steamier than Manaus, Brazil, gateway to the Amazon.  There were four (4) World Cup matches played in Manaus, between some very rich countries including: the United State, England, Italy, and Switzerland to name a few.  And although the World Cup game between Honduras and Switzerland wasn’t a particularly glamorous match-up, it may have been historic nonetheless.

The June 25 match was the fourth and final FIFA World Cup game at Manaus’ new Arena da Amazônia, leaving many here wondering whether any event might ever again pack the venue whose shape was inspired by a straw basket full of colorful tropical fruit.  Sure is pretty though!  A great symbol for Brazil.

Read Mimi Whitefield and Jim Wyss’ Miami Herald article here:

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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

Amazon May Be Sweltering, But Brazil Still Wants You to Visit

Amazon May Be Sweltering, But Brazil Still Wants You to Visit

If you’ve been watching the World Cup lately, you may have taken not of how teams have wilted in the heat and humidity of Manaus.  But never mind all that, the Amazon offers many treasures that Brazil would like you to examine up close and personally.  From pink dolphins to ecolodges, Brazil hopes the WorldContinue Reading

Brazilians Hope to Win International Trade Business from the World Cup

Brazilians Hope to Win International Trade Business from the World Cup

There is nothing like a major sporting event to serve as a backdrop for a business meeting.  There’s a lot of hob-knobbing going on in those hospitality tents and sky boxes.  Even if they have to travel over oceans, and mountains, and deserts to get there, many people in the international community are looking atContinue Reading

Manaus: World Cup Venue, Jewel of the Amazon Jungle

Manaus: World Cup Venue, Jewel of the Amazon Jungle

I was talking to a Brazilian friend last week when he informed me that in his opinion, and that of many Brazilians, Manaus should not be a World Cup host city.  That opinion seems to be true, but for the many travelers supporting their World Cup team, they’d probably never have a reason to visitContinue Reading

Travel to Brazil Leads Through Miami

Travel to Brazil Leads Through Miami

Are you ready for the World Cup?  The director of Miami International Airport likens getting MIA ready to handle an extra 50,000 or so World Cup travelers this summer to a military operation.   It involves checking and rechecking. Will the toilets work, will the moving sidewalks all be running smoothly? And then there’s theContinue Reading