Top 6 Things To Do At Brazilian Airports During the World Cup (unrelated to flights)

Having lived out my childhood dream of being in Brazil for the World Cup this month, I’ve been doing a mixture of watching football, partying, travelling, working, backpacking, transiting, writing, sleeping and I have ended up spending a fair bit of time in airports in Brazil (4 airport visits so far and maybe 4 more Read more about Top 6 Things To Do At Brazilian Airports During the World Cup (unrelated to flights)[…]

Watching the World Cup Fan Fest in Fortaleza, Brazil

Since the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, fan parks have provided another fantastic element to the world’s most popular sporting event. While Rio’s Copacabana Beach has probably been this World Cup’s number-one fan park, visitors to Minas Gerais capital, Belo Horizonte, are able to attend the first ever indoor Fan Fest. However, life took Read more about Watching the World Cup Fan Fest in Fortaleza, Brazil[…]

My Top 5 Memories From Backpacking in Brazil

As I head back to Brazil next week for the madness that is the FIFA World Cup I thought I’d recollect my top memories from my previous two visits to Brazil. In fact, as ever I still have a load of untold stories from Brazil, but here’s a quick top 5 memories from backpacking in Read more about My Top 5 Memories From Backpacking in Brazil[…]

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Is this the way to Fortaleza? Don’t Stop Living goes full circle again, my World Cup Travel Plans!

I cast my mind to my trip to Suriname in 2011. On the way to meet my friends in Recife, Brazil I had a stopover in a city unknown to me at the time, Fortaleza. It was a four hour layover and I was back in Brazil after the magic of tropical Suriname. It was Read more about Is this the way to Fortaleza? Don’t Stop Living goes full circle again, my World Cup Travel Plans![…]

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10 Places To Stay in Brazil During the 2014 World Cup

Football was always my main hobby in life, and though travel has kind of taken over, I’ve managed to squeeze in two football matches in the last month as well as see 6 National Stadiums! But the big event is next year. The one everyone is waiting for. The World Cup will be held in Read more about 10 Places To Stay in Brazil During the 2014 World Cup[…]

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10 Places I LOVE Which Aren’t Even In The Lonely Planet!

I use the Lonely Planet Guide Booksquite a lot when I travel and I like them. Usually they are correct, mostly they are useful but sometimes they are horrendously wrong and ill-informed. As soon as they go to press they are out of date, as prices go up, bus timetables change, visa regulations change etc. Read more about 10 Places I LOVE Which Aren’t Even In The Lonely Planet![…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: Black Tuesday (Terca Negra) in Recife, Brazil

Today’s Thirsty Thursdays takes us to Brazil where I had a great night out in Recife. I found out about a local event called “Black Tuesday” (Terca Negra) in the city and set about heading down there for some beers and live music with my Brazilian friend Katia. Recife is a phenomenal city – it’s Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Black Tuesday (Terca Negra) in Recife, Brazil[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Brazilian Pizza in Sao Paulo Bakeries

I know what people will say before I even start here and that is “how can you call it a pizza if it’s not from Italy?” but seriously, I’ve been to Italy 3 times so I know what Italian pizza tastes like and I know it’s good. That’s beyond question! Or stating the obvious. Then Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Brazilian Pizza in Sao Paulo Bakeries[…]