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Best place to watch a World Cup game (other than the stadium): Manaus’ theater square. Spectacular setting, and it turns into a party as soon as the games end
Best church: Salvador’s Igreja Sao Francisco. It was so different than all those Western European cathedrals. Olinda had a few churches come close, too.
Best restaurant: Tie between the francesinha place in Porto and the goat restaurant (Bode do No) ...
... morning (Game Day!) we were greeted at breakfast by a sea of green and gold and headed out early-ish to walk down to the stadium. We came across a huge parade of Dutch fans on their way down who were completely decked out in orange (including an open-top bus). We spent some time in the 'Fan Zone' just outside the stadium, which was basically just the sponsors giving away free, useless **** if you kicked that ball, or posed with this mascot, or were photographed ...
Through tropical rain in Santa Cruz, I started my trip to the World Cup, knowing that I would have 17 hours of travelling ahead of me on three different planes with a 6 hour layover in Sao Paolo and a stay in Maceio in the middle of the night before arriving in Salvador in the early morning.
The Sao Paolo layover passed by very fast while I was having a drink with a New Yorker Private Equity and former Mckinsey girl who told ...
... figures in the church were to encourage that. You can also see from the gold in the churches that there was a lot of money coming into the church at this time. They were working ***********vert the slaves. In fact, the slaves didn't take to kindly to the idea of someone getting nailed onto a cross, this seemed pretty frightening, but they did like the sun, so the symbol used for Jesus was often the sun. Notice the picture of the cathedral ceiling. ...
... and stalls selling
vegetables and some touristy stuff. I heard a few catcalls of “gringo”
as I walked thru the crowds. A sign that, things could get worse before
they got better. I stayed on the main streets to avoid getting caught
alone and finally saw a sign for the historical district. I walked in
that direction and in about 500 yards, I saw a familiar street and
pretty soon I was back under the watchful eye of machine gun toting ...