Many revelers described the scene along Vila Madalena’s main drag as “Carnival in Salvador,” as packed, wild and carnal as Brazil’s rowdiest street bacchanal.
As Brazil lost to the Netherlands in the World Cup’s third-place match, some people cared deeply about the game, and many called their national team’s performance a failure
The Frugal Traveler’s route to the soccer tournament was adventurous — and so were some of his meals.
When Brazil’s national soccer team lost to Germany on Tuesday in a 7-1 rout, it lost something much larger than a game.
Cutting a path through this small South American country involved sweat, strangers and serendipity. Did it all pay off?
A 16-day, four-country, two-canoe, one-4×4 alternative route to the World Cup in Brazil. Article and video.
FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Mexico team for what it has called the “improper conduct of spectators” at the World Cup.
As he winds his way to the World Cup, the Frugal Traveler stops in Suriname, where he travels in the interior by boat, and experiences a chaotic slice of the capital.
On the way to the World Cup in Brazil, the Frugal Traveler keeps basic costs low, but splurges on a boat trip and a flight to Guyana’s top attraction, Kaieteur Falls.
Budget travel used to be so easy: Get your travel agent to dig up the best airfare, pick a hotel with one “$” next to its name in a guidebook, and pray for the best.
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