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FIFA 2014 World Cup Update: 65 Days

The dust has finally settled after Carnival in Brazil and now all sights are set on the FIFA World Cup this summer! The buzz here in Rio is an interesting mix of excitement and dread, with a heavy coding of nervous anticipation on all sides. While World Cup sponsors have …

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Brazil Football: Things to Know About Soccer in Rio de Janeiro

(Click here if you can’t watch this video on your device) Your team is chosen for you as a birthright and from that moment forward you support those “colors” like a badge of honor. In many cases, you actually tattoo that badge of honor to your arm, back or chest …

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FIFA World Cup Match Schedule for Brazil 2014

(See larger map image at braziltheguide.wordpress.com) The teams, locations, dates and times have been set for the opening group matches at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer.  World Cup 2014 Dates: June 12, 2014 – July 14, 2014 Brazil 2014 Host Cities (12): Sao Paulo, Natal, Fortaleza, Manaus, Brasilia, …

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2014 FIFA World Cup Draw in Brazil

Tomorrow (December 6th) marks a major milestone along the road to next summer’s World Cup action in Brazil – the 2014 FIFA World Cup Draw!  Teams will not only discover whom they play, but also where their games will take place within Brazil. The World Cup Draw will select each …

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Nature Adventures at El Toro Negro Rainforest in Puerto Rico

Lush green vegetation, steep hillsides and cascading waterfalls were the perfect contrast to the sandy beaches and cozy accommodations back at the San Juan Marriott. A 7am departure wasn’t an ideal match for the all-night Puerto Rican dance parties, but the fresh rainforest air quickly trumped the urge to retreat …

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