Tag Archives: World Cup

Conflicted…

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Yesterday, we watched the game with friends and celebrated when Brazil won the opening. My six-year-old daughter, with her playmates, also watched the game and happily cheered the Brazil team on within the safe and comfortable confines of our sports … Continue reading

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Five More Great Gifts to Bring from Brazil (Sao Paulo Specifically)

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For more lists and insights into Sao Paulo, see American Exbrat in São Paulo. You’re coming all this way to experience the Brazilian culture and São Paulo scene, naturally you’ll want to return with something special in your suitcase. There are … Continue reading

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Six Assumptions You Shouldn’t Make About Sao Paulo

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Ensuring good experiences is all about managing expectations. If you are soon on your way to São Paulo for World Cup activities, or for any other events, it is important that you don’t make assumptions about what might be here … Continue reading

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Why Figurinhas are Awesome for Little Kids

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Hey world! Are the rest of the kids out there as crazy about collecting and trading World Cup figurinhas as the kids in Brazil are?? (And, ahem, their parents are??) If you are not yet aware of this craze, this … Continue reading

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How to Stay Safe and Sound During the World Cup

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As promised, today I am posting on how to stay safe if you are coming to Brazil, and Sao Paulo in particular, for the World Cup. My partner in “crime,” Brazil in My Eyes, posted last week on the topic. If … Continue reading

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Traveling to Brazil for the World Cup?

Here is some great information for those traveling to Brazil for the World Cup by Total Futeblog: 50 Days to Go: Brazil 2014 Travel Tips   Coming soon… how to stay safe (i.e. not get yourself in trouble (i.e. robbed … Continue reading

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Why are the Protesters so Pissed??!!

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Sometimes it is difficult to understand what might motivate millions of people, Brazilians no less, who are thought to be a rather peaceful lot, to get angry enough to take to the streets. It’s easier to get caught up in … Continue reading

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Five Uses for the Stadiums After the Games

Now that Brazil has achieved a victory over Spain, there is definitely no canceling the World Cup in this country. But the problem remains… how to maximize use and revenues of the very expensive stadiums once the World Cup (and … Continue reading

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Cancel the Cup?

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The following is a great article from Fox News (I never thought I would say that). It addresses an interesting question – should the World Cup in Brazil be cancelled? Why force Brazil to host World Cup? Does anyone really … Continue reading

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The Protesting and Why Brazil Might Finally Have a Shot at World Leadership

Yesterday I wrote about crime in São Paulo. A mention of the protests that are happening here quickly shifted the discussion. This morning I came across the following important video on Facebook. I’ll be the first to admit ignorance when … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons Why I Plan to Not be Anywhere Near the World Cup

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The Huffington Post decided to publish an article entitled “Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Plan to Be at the 2014 World Cup.” I love Brazil. I love soccer. However, these two loves, the construction or reconstruction of stadiums under … Continue reading

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History of Brazilians in Chicago

Here is an article posted by the Chicago Historical Society about the history of Brazilians in Chicago: http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/1542.html The population of Brazilians in this city has always been rather small, which is why they never developed their own neighborhood like … Continue reading

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