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  • Go to Salvador for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

    Arena Fonte Nova

    Arena Fonte Nova

    The capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia, Salvador is located on the north-eastern part of the country and is home to about 2.7 million people. It is probably the perfect example of the collusion of the African, Native and Portuguese culture with colorful colonial houses, circles of capoeira on the markets and the rites of Condomble.

    As many large cities, Salvador is also separated into two groups of rivaling fans of the city’s two big football teams, the Esporte Clube Bahia and the Esporte Clube Victoria. 

  • FIFA World Cup matches in Natal

    Estadio das Dunas in Natal, Brazil

    Estadio das Dunas ©

    The city of Natal with its 800 thousand inhabitants is not only the administrative capital of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte, but also its main football hub being the hometown of its three largest teams.

    Four of the matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be hosted by the city, all promise to be really exciting.

  • Porto Alegre during the 2014 World Cup

    Estadio Beira-Rio

    Estadio Beira-Rio ©

    The Brazilian city of Porto Alegre gives home to about 1.5 million people and it is the state capital of Rio Grande do Sul. The beautiful, culturally rich city is the southernmost metropolis in Brazil and has got a subtropical climate which makes the Porto Alegre even more exotic.

    As any large city, there are two large football clubs competing the dividing the fans here as well. One is the Gremio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense playing in black and blue and the other is Sport Club Internacional wearing red and white. Both teams are highly significant on the palette of Brazilian football.

  • World Cup matches in Belo Horizonte

    Belo Horizonte by night

    Belo Horizonte by night ©Marcin Wichary/Flickr

    Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais state with its 2.5 million inhabitants is the sixth largest city in Brazil and one of the 12 cities that will host matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

    The city has a famous football culture, two large teams’ and especially their fans’ rivalry is what defines much of the city’s life. The two teams are the Clube Atletico Mineiro (also called ‘Galo’ – the Rooster) and Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (also called ‘Raposa’ – the Fox).

  • The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Manaus

    Arena Amazonia

    Arena Amazonia ©

    Manaus is an amazing Brazilian city right in the heart of Amazonia, so its location is at the same time its main attraction – a metropolis in the middle of the rain forest. Apart from being a beautiful urban-jungle (pun intended) destination, the city will also be on of the 12 hosts of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

    The city of 2 million people lies right at the confluence of the rivers Negro and Solimoes (the local name of the upper stretches of the Amazon River) and is surrounded by tropical rainforest, so World Championship or no World Championship, it is quite a wonderful place to visit.

  • The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brasilia

    Estadio National

    Estadio National ©Ricardo Tulio Gandelman/Flickr

    Located in the western part of the central region of the country, Brasilia is the capital city of Brazil. The city of nearly 3 million Brazilians, Brasilia is a beautiful city with exceptional architecture and an impressive stadium that you will here about later.

    Brasilia is cultivating a rich football culture as it is home to two prominent clubs, the Brasiliense Futebol Clube and the Sociedade Esportiva do Gama. For all those interested in the events of the 2014 World Cup, below you will find everything you want to know about the role of the city in the games.

  • The FIFA World Cup in Rio de Janeiro

    Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro

    Estadio do Maracana ©jfjwak/Flickr

    The famous Brazilian city is one of the 12 locations in the country that will host matches doring the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Almost 6.5 million people live in Rio de Janeiro and an additional 3 million tourists come to visit the city every year.

    If you travel to Rio to see a football match, you will see that this sport is essential to the everyday life of the people. The youngest kids already play it on the dusty streets and in parks you can see men of every ages kicking the ball, it is rather captivating!

  • Sao Paulo and the 2014 FIFA World Cup

    Guarulhos Airport

    Guarulhos Airport in sunset ©Andre Manoel/Flickr

    Counted among the largest cities in the world, the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo has got about 11 million inhabitants and is the largest city in the country. It is also the birthplace of Brazilian football as this is where the Englishman Charles Miller started to propagate the game for the first time.

    Do not worry, the large city will give you plenty to do before and after matches as well. There are numerous exhibitions and concerts all the time and you can choose from over 10 thousand restaurants if you want to sample Brazilian cuisine.

  • Things to know about the FIFA World Cup

    Adidas Brazuca official ball of the 2014 World Cup

    Adidas Brazuca D@LY3D/Flickr

    The 20th FIFA World Cup in history will take place in Brazil this time, between June 12 and July 13 2014. The South American country is hosting the championship for the second time, the first occasion was in 1950.

    During the one month period there will be 64 matches played by the 32 national teams most of which advanced to the FIFA World Cups via the qualification games that started in June 2011. 

  • Top 5 must see sights in Las Vegas

    Dolphin at Siegfried & Roy's

    Dolphin at Siegfried & Roy’s ©Richard Martin/Flickr

    Las Vegas is not only the largest city in the state of Nevada, but also one of the most famous ones in the world. Even Elvis sang of the city that has more to offer than just the many casinos.

    The hotel complexes of the city built in the desert are absolutely worth seeing. With a ride through the Strip you can glance upon the most famous hotel+casinos like MGM Grand, Luxor or Bellagio. But to help you with your city tour planning, here are the top 5 must see sights in Las Vegas.

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