Tag Archives: World Cup

July 13

World Cup Finals: Vamos, vamos Argentina

Vamos, vamos Argentina. World Cup Finals Today. A few stats for today: 373′ – Argentina enter the final having gone 373 minutes without conceding a goal since Nigeria scored early in the second half of their final group match. 223 – Germany head into today’s match as the competitions’ all-time top scorers – two more […]

July 04

World Cup Day 14: Heading Home

And like that the World Cup adventure that started two weeks ago is now done. We headed home by way of Lima, Peru towards LAX and SFO. Our group did have one final adventure along the way. We ran into some of Team USA on the way back. The group of us that passed through […]

July 03

World Cup Day 13: Christ the Redeemer

The adventures are coming to an end. But what a wonderful way to end. Our ragtag group of misfits took the tram up the the Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio. It is the most iconic image of Brazil. The Christ the Redeemer statue, perched atop Rio de Janiero, looking down with his arms spread wide. Fog moved […]

July 02

World Cup Day 12: Gay Night Life in Rio and an Artist Loft in the Middle of the City

We are winding up our trip to Brazil. The last week is proving to be a strong finish to 2+ weeks in paradise. Today we watched the USA vs. Belgium at an artist loft in the middle of Rio de Janeiro. Journalists from the news wire services, startup CEOs, technology workers from Google and IBM, […]

July 01

World Cup Day 11: Touring Adidas World Cup Global HQ and Google / YouTube Studios

Today brought its own adventure and one that I have been waiting for the whole trip. Our gang toured the Adidas World Cup Global HQ and Google / YouTube Studios. The facility is amazing and that is an understatement. The offices include the set from where the team live broadcasts their daily World Cup segments […]

June 30

World Cup Day 10: Travel Boldly

My new favorite hashtag is #TravelBoldly. It reminds me of my teenage years and backpacking across Asia, Europe, and Central America. I read the conversations using #TravelBoldly and I am inspired to do more, see more, and experience more. Today, we toured the streets of the Old Colony in El Centro, visited an antique fair, and […]

June 29

World Cup Day 9: 40,000 Party in Copacabana

  We joined 40,000 fans on Copacabana Beach to watch Brazil beat Chile. It was an unbelievable game. Giant screens were in place in the fan park on the golden sand as a staggering number of supporters packed out the beach, taking place in Belo Horizonte. Once Brazil won, fans took to the streets, lit firecrackers, […]

June 28

World Cup Day 8: Match Ball

Just when I thought the trip had reached its best moment, I am proven wrong. We were at the airport making conversation with random Americans who were traveling for the World Cup. One of the strangers turned out to be an official VIP for McDonald’s who was traveling with one of the official match balls […]

June 27

World Cup Day 7: Recife Underwater and USA vs. Germany Recap

  Yesterday, flooding in Recife created an absurd World Cup pregame scene. Many of the fans didn’t even make it. The rain started over night and continued through the game. Luckily our bus was able to navigate through backstreets, through flooded intersections, and over curbs and we arrived with a few hours to spare. Our […]

June 26

World Cup Day 6: “I Believe” USA vs. Germany

Today it happens. My whole trip has been geared towards Team USA vs. Team Germany. My friends and I have our faces painted with Stars & Stripes, I have donned my Team USA jersey and California state flag, and I have my hopes high. Many of Team USA’s families, support staff, and extended members are […]