Rants and Ramblings

"When my baby, when my baby smiles at me I go to Rio!"

I'm on my way to Schiphol airport to start the first leg of my journey. Together with my buddy Alex we're actually going to the World Cup in Brazil! It's going to be a long trip but I am really excited about it. I've never been to Brazil before and the last time I was in South America (Colombia) I was probably 6 or 7 years old.

My Portuguese isn't that great but we're gonna fake it with Spanish and Papiamento and see how far we get as for blending in with the locals haha. 


Our homebase in Brazil is going to be Rio de Janeiro, that place Peter Allan sang about. "When my baby, when my baby smiles at me I go to Rio de Janeiro!"

And as you can imagine, I want to finally go and see that beach where the Girl from Ipanema was walking :D..  

 And..... the Copacabana beach, which Barry Manilow was singing about. 

In any case, I'm going to take a ton of pictures, shoot lots and lots of video and try to see as many sights as possible. My secret fetish is cathedrals... Ever since I read The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End by Ken Follett I always look up cathedrals and churches to look at the construction. But whatever, gotta stick to the point....

We're not just going to chill in Rio and watch matches on big screens. We're also going to see the Netherlands - Australia match in Porto Alegre!! Woohoo!! We've got the orange shirts and all we're missing now are the caipirinhas!

Anyways, my plane is waiting.... Once there in Rio, I hope we can get to see Natiruts performing somewhere...Totally digging this band.. Cheers everybody! 


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