Tag Archives: World Cup

June 25

World Cup Day 5: An Evening Stroll in Porto de Galinhas

Tonight I took an evening stroll along the beach in Porto de Galinhas. I watched the lightening far out in the water and just appreciated the past few days. It was nice to be alone with the water, beach, and wind. Earlier in the day, I watched the Swiss vs. Honduras game. There was a […]

June 24

World Cup Day 4: A Rainy Day in Recife

A photo is worth a thousand words. This image captured yesterday. It poured in Porto de Galinhas. We spent the day poolside, hanging out in bungalows, and watching the Italy vs. Uruguay game in the resort lobby. The resort turned the night club into an impromptu World Cup game watching theater. Day turned into night […]

June 23

World Cup Day 3: Becoming a Fan for Life at the Mexico vs. Croatia Match

3 fist fights, 1 red card, and a fireworks show later the Mexico vs. Croatia game was over. But I start at the end, let’s go back to the beginning. Day 3 for us at the World Cup was phenomenal. Our group expanded to 12 including Croatian and Mexican fans we picked up in the […]

June 21

World Cup Day 1: Arrival in Recife

We arrived late in Recife and took a 40 minute shuttle to our resort. The compound was right on the beach in Porto de Galinhas. Even though we got in during the middle of the night, the bar was still going and USA fans were drinking heavily. This post is going to be one of […]

June 20

World Cup Day 0: Innocents Abroad

When Mark Twain wrote “The Innocents Abroad”, he fashioned it a travel book which chronicled the adventures and misadventures of a group of Americans in 1867 on a ship. Flash forward 150 years, and I am on my own journey to World Cup. Today we headed out for Brazil in search of an American Victory […]

June 19

World Cup: “I Believe That We Will Win”

For the next 2 weeks, my blog is getting taken over as I head to the World Cup. Expectations are high as Team USA travels to Brazil to win. I will be joining them along with a group of my friends. When I first booked the trip, I didn’t get it. World Cup brings together […]

June 09

Inside U.S. Soccer’s March to Brazil and World Cup

ESPN films produced a fantastic in-depth look at the United States men’s football camp for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In the first episode, ESPN covers the various players from the team and head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, a World Cup champion as a player and former coach of Germany’s national team. Subsequent episodes shadow the coaches and players […]

February 21

Word Cup Brazil

My next adventure is coming up fast. Me and my friends from Google are heading to World Cup Brazil. This all just got real. I am the first to admit that I am not an avid soccer fan. I am however a fan of random adventures and trips with friends. But first a little context, […]

January 03

The 2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN

In 6 months, my friends and I head to Brazil for the World Cup. This is more excitement than a boy can handle. Now I am not a soccer fan, however I do love soccer players. ESPN just released its first ad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Check it out. Who will rise […]