A gorgeous, sunny day; an old friend visiting from NYC who happened to show up for a USA match; another old friend racing back to see her country play; and yet another old friend back from his travels, all to be reunited in the gorgeous, gleaming Salvador stadium.
Another friend didn’t have a ticket, but details like this didn’t seem to matter on this magical day: walking to the stadium three hours early to soak up the atmosphere, (and the Continue reading
Well, that all happened rather suddenly.
Spain, World and European champions and many people’s bet to win the whole shebang, will be on the next flight back to Madrid, and they still have to go through the motions of a match against Australia, (also out of the cup), in a match as meaningless as most people thought but for reasons not many people can have expected.
Spain almost went 1-0 down to Chile in the first minute in a must-win game, and Continue reading
It’s finally here.
I’m finally here, in an apartment on the beachfront.
The sun is still here, although it’s having a little disagreement with its main sponsor, showers, this week.
Some Dutch and Spanish tourists are here in Salvador, although not as many as you would have thought.
Fatboy Slim is probably here somewhere, getting ready for his World Cup-opening show here in Salvador later this afternoon/evening, giving me a dilemma about where to watch the opening match, since the FanFest is literally next to the place I’m staying, and where most of the friends I have made this past two weeks has been.
So, here’s the last news update before we can officially say: The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil has started!…
–Security seems to be all in place and highly organised. As long as Continue reading