Mercure Recife Metropolis
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... for a changeover at all costs) and another bus before reaching the stadium. On route we were subjected to countless renditions of "I believe that we will win" from an American crowd who seem to have embraced soccer but are still a long way away from fully grasping it. The Arena Pernambuco is literally in the middle of nowhere and thousands of fans were dripping wet and still looking for the correct entrance as the national anthems were being played inside. It's a long way ...
I never actually stayed in Recife. We stayed in a beautiful little colonial town called Orlinda. I met some amazing brazilian girls who meshed well with the gringos at my hostel. For the next week we hung out every night including attending Germany vs USA. Terrible game by the way. One of the coolest experiences was bein invited to one of the girls home and watching Brazil vs Chile. This was something special because the people were so passionate about Brazil. Thank goodness they won that ...
Where to start with all the things that happened in Recife?
Jean-Marc and I headed off from Natal early in the morning to be in time for the 1.00 pm kick-off for Italy v Costa Rica in Recife. It was a wild ride in the hire car. It was a wild ride in which navigator Jean-Marc had us cutting through back roads of villages before eventually getting to a Metro stop, with a 'courtesy bus' to the stadium. What a shambles. 15 minutes before ...
... Ricans pointed us in the direction of (his words) "a really fat guy in an Italy shirt." This turned out to be an accurate description. This guy looked like a cross between Tony Soprano and Guy Fieri and walked with his scantily-clad wife, daughter, and security guard. He had 22 tickets for sale. Sam asked how he came upon so many tickets. His response: "Don't worry about it." (He actually said that!) The guy actually offered us a decent deal, but when he said we would be sitting ...
... We got a little frevo dance instruction, got to watch video about the music and dance history and viewed some relics from the frevo past. It was a really cool museum. Then we had an awesome per kilo lunch, then took a boat to a little mini island featuring Francisco Brennand's somewhat phallic sculptures, commissioned by the ...