Olinda is the other side of the river from Recife and well worth a visit as it's a UNESCO world heritage site. It may start with great views from the top of the hill. But then there's fantastic colours... ... buildings: monastery, convent, bar, observatory... Art of all shapes, sizes, styles and more Great street … Continue reading Recife Recap – part 2: World Heritage
A brighter day in Recife (Jun 27th), so a day to tour the locale especially with no football on. We're staying in a beach front skyscraper with an interesting view down to the foyer. Our choice would have been a pousada in Olinda (see part 2) but nothing was available, though it's not a bad … Continue reading Recife Recap – part 1: view after the rain
There's really not much to say as the pictures speak for themselves but I will add that it was a very rainy day with cloud coming in and moving away at speed which lent a fabulous mood to the views. Setting off to the first level. About to head for the top Glancing back thinking … Continue reading Sugarloaf Aerials (Rio left overs)
So we checked out of Fortaleza and, due to a friend's sense of adventure (and slight fear of flying), we headed for the rodoviaria (bus station) for a night bus to Recife. A mere 13.5 hours distant. These old bones aren't made for that kind of sitting so we'd opted for the leito (sleeper) service … Continue reading Buses, a Deluge and Muller Lite (Germany v USA – Game 5)
Our lowest key game in terms of football expectations, perhaps unfairly, but there's anyways something to be seen at the world cup. But first lunch. A local restaurant just across from the ground, friendly and well at up for local events judging by the great menu, though I did skip the hot drinks. The order … Continue reading Greek Bailout and Grace Jones (Greece vs Ivory Coast – Game 4)
Just in case the game is a snooze fest, bring a book and a phone to cover all your bases. Definitely a lady with a plan who likes to stay occupied. Greece vs Ivory Coast if you're asking. Tchau
Who needs the fancy dan goal line tech when a compact camera from 70 yards away at the wrong angle clearly does the business? He shoots, he scores (him and me). Greece's, at the death, winning penalty against Ivory Coast (Tuesday, June 24th).