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Oranje is the Colour and a slight Football Rant (Netherlands v Costa Rica – Game 8)

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The final game of our trip and a chance to see a team that started my wider exposure to football, different nationalities and their associated cultural heritage, Holland. I suspect the Netherlands is now more technically and politically correct but they’ll always be Holland to me and my reference point to how the beautiful game …

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Stunning Salvador – Sampler

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History, colour, life… that’s Salvador. Everything turned up a little louder. Our second world heritage site of the trip and it knocked Olinda into a cocked hat. Olinda shut at 6.00pm whereas Pelourinho and other suburbs were not even starting yet. So a quick homage as we travel later today and I’ll try do it …

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Buses, a Deluge and Muller Lite (Germany v USA – Game 5)

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So we checked out of Fortaleza and, due to a friend’s sense of adventure (and slight fear of flying), we headed for the rodoviaria (bus station) for a night bus to Recife. A mere 13.5 hours distant. These old bones aren’t made for that kind of sitting so we’d opted for the leito (sleeper) service …

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Greek Bailout and Grace Jones (Greece vs Ivory Coast – Game 4)

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Our lowest key game in terms of football expectations, perhaps unfairly, but there’s anyways something to be seen at the world cup. But first lunch. A local restaurant just across from the ground, friendly and well at up for local events judging by the great menu, though I did skip the hot drinks. The order …

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