Living in Brazil I am enjoying the culture, commenting on the differences, celebrating local expressions and inviting others to enjoy all Brazil has to offer.
Friday, May 14, 2010
World Cup fever
Everything is turning green and yellow.
The World Cup is about to begin. Brazil is a five-time champion. Everything in Brazil stops during game time (really). Nearly every Brazilian knows the first name of every player on the futebol team that will represent Brazil. The street vendors are making a killing selling knock-off jerseys. Huge street parties break out after Brazil wins a game. You can hear the progress of a game without a television or radio – just listen to the shouts and cries coming from every window in the neighborhood (and every car on the road).
We have already booked which game will be watched at who’s house.
Calm down. Calm down. We have nearly a month to go before the craziness.
We arrived in Brazil in January, 2008 to start up a new chapter in our life together. Luiz has returned to his hometown and I've jumped into the deep end of the pool ready for anything. Let the fun begin!