Hotel Nacional Inn Recife
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... leaving the hotel, to make matters worse, roads were now becoming impassable and we were forced to wade through shin-deep water before a bus picked us up and headed for the metro station.
We were greeted by a huge queue at the metro station as hundreds of drenched Americans and Germans queued up for tickets in a uncomfortable and dangerously small space. Full marks to both sets of fans for not causing a fuss or a panic which would have only led to a disaster. After half an hour ...
... landing, there were no crowds of people singing and chanting, or vuvuzelas blaring, like there were in South Africa. There were some brazil flags and gold, green and blue colors, but an excitement seemed to be missing...an embracing of this world cup seemed to be lacking. Don't get me wrong...people were friendly and helpful...but that world cup vibe and feel that one would expect from a World Cup in Brazil ...
... You definitely look familiar," I said. He said, "I had a goatee and wore glasses...Luis..." "Posso," I declared loudly, feeling almost as if I shouted to the entire plane. Luis Posso was the owner of the Tampa Bay Cyclones, one of the first professional teams that I played for. He was also a player agent and had arranged to take me to play in Colombia back in the day. We chatted about some of the old guys - Osvaldo, who was working for him; ...
... is held by 30% of the population, 70% live in poverty
· Taxes are very high so it is very expensive to live here.
So that’s your Brazilian education for today.
Our first stop was the Oficina Brennand. This was one of the most pleasant surprises of our cruise. This is an open air museum of mostly ceramic art done by Francisco Brennand. It was huge and indescribable. ...
... 8220;Arcadian Regatta”. This is a fun contest in which passengers, during the previous few days, had to build ships out of discarded items they find, beg or borrow from around the ship, stuff such as cardboard boxes, plastic bottles – anything they think they can use to help them construct a vessel. The completed ships/boats then have to undergo “sea trials” in the pool to decide the ...