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Posts Tagged ‘Recife’

PostHeaderIcon We introduce Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil

While we had a hard time parking and getting to Arena Pernambuco we are happy to start doing our intro videos again. This time it is for Ivory Coast versus Japan in Recife, Brazil on June 24, 2014.

The stadium itself was nice and we got lucky to sit under the overhang as it rained off an on all night throughout the game.  here is a 270 degree picture I took of Arena Pernambuco from the inside. Our seat view gave us an angle from a corner of the entire stadium.

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PostHeaderIcon Day 1 in Brazil – some addendum’s

Carl did a great recap post earlier. But, as he was stuck driving I got to navigate and stare out the windows a fair bit.

I luckily landed in Recife and walked off the plane and through customs in minutes. There was no line, no crowd and no problems. My weeks of stress before leaving about my Brazil visa were founded as they are not even letting you board the plane to leave without it.

Once there, I wasted a couple hours watching the people and making up fake accounts to access free wifi at the airport. After Carl arrived then fun began. He mentioned the issue with the language barrier. But it is a definite barrier. As much travel all over Europe I have done, I do not think I have encountered such a large percentage that speak no English. Now in saying that I am just as guilty as not speaking any number of languages.  My small Spanish barely helps at all. Out of three car rental ladies working, one had partial English.

Carl and I hit the road

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