So Britain has cheese on toast (or Welsh Rarebit/Rabbit if purchased in a fancy restaurant). A perennial cheap and easy favourite as a winter snack. America has grilled cheese, best when dipped in soup but also good when flying solo. Definitely also in the comfort food arena as per cheese on toast above. Which brings us … Continue reading Grilled Cheese Brazilian style
Took a trip up Sugarloaf mountain today, our first rainy day of the trip adding to the mystical look. Having seen Christ the Redeemer, up close the day before and how large and high it is, this view and sequence tries to provide some perspective. More Sugarloaf soon but we're flying today so tchau for … Continue reading Redemption Progression
An early start to beat the queue. We made another effort to see the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. And persistence paid off though the cloud cover kept us from seeing the views. Still spectacular. Looming out the cloud as I gasped my way up the final steps. And then I thought we'd have the … Continue reading Redemption
Forgot to mention we also got a great welcome at the airport. After 18 hours of total travel this was enough to raise a smile. Fuleco the tournament mascot.
Just a quick note on arrival. A slightly late start with a flight delay, a swift 11 hour transfer, a nights sleep and now getting ready for Argentina v Bosnia tonight. Obviously, greeted by giant flag outside the hotel. That for now
England's first game of the tournament and I'll be in the air (flying...not superman-esque obviously) so it's fingers crossed for the team and that there's not too much rioting back home depending how things go! Putting out positive thoughts that the players will give a good account of themselves and there's minimal carping in the press. … Continue reading England and Me on Deck
Todays the day, the culmination of years of preparation by people all round the world and especially the Brazilian hosts. The tournament kicks off with Brazil vs Croatia in Sao Paulo. There's been some unrest lately and threats of disruption due to some relevant concerns about whether the money assigned for the tournament could have been … Continue reading The Big Kick Off