So I got home midday Monday after 27 hours of planes, queues and cars. An epic trip in the context of all my previous travels in terms of: the places visited, the people who hosted us and the global event attended. However, another huge factor was my travel companions. A year or so ago some … Continue reading Tour Team Mates
The final game of our trip and a chance to see a team that started my wider exposure to football, different nationalities and their associated cultural heritage, Holland. I suspect the Netherlands is now more technically and politically correct but they'll always be Holland to me and my reference point to how the beautiful game … Continue reading Oranje is the Colour and a slight Football Rant (Netherlands v Costa Rica – Game 8)
Amazing, fun loving, smiling, helpful... At the stadiums On the beaches Volunteering Cafes Street football Restaurants Ushers / Corporate security Street performers disguised as waiters And even on laundry day. This lady has seen it all before from tourists and still had a smile on her face. To one and all from our travels, a … Continue reading People we met along the way
I'm very much a learner re photography so apologies for the Brazil trip photo quality. I'm using an old compact with a couple of lens issues but it's easy to carry and very flexible which is key. However, I've tried to learn some basics of composition so I had to laugh when this happened. I … Continue reading Photography Digression
History, colour, life... that's Salvador. Everything turned up a little louder. Our second world heritage site of the trip and it knocked Olinda into a cocked hat. Olinda shut at 6.00pm whereas Pelourinho and other suburbs were not even starting yet. So a quick homage as we travel later today and I'll try do it … Continue reading Stunning Salvador – Sampler
A great view in the arena Fonte Nova. Up in the gods but you could watch the game unfold and the gaps open as Belgium tried to pry open the American nut. Plus the sunset over the stadium was pretty special. A tough game to watch for a US fan as chances were thin on … Continue reading Mayo with your Fries (Belgium v USA – Game 7)
The old hat finally decided to shuffle off this mortal head and is MIA. He'd seen better days but was a faithful old companion having traveled far and wide in the name of shade. So a Fortaleza beach purchase to the rescue and I can continue to keep my noggin covered against the sun's fierce … Continue reading M. I. A.