Guest Post from Brazil: More than Just the World Cup
Our first student guest post of the summer comes from Diego in Brazil! Don’t you wish you could go root for your favorite World Cup team also? Read on to see what Diego’s experience has been like. Whether you are traveling or not this summer, consider writing your own post like Diego.
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For vacation I am going to Brazil not only because I have family there but also, so I can root for Brazil in the World Cup.
Before I got to Brazil I had to fly in a plane into Charlotte then fly into Brazil on another. On the flight into Brazil I had to sit and wait for 10 hours in the plane. My favorite part of the flight was when we boarded and we could see everybody on the plane was from a different place. I noticed this because everyone had a specific type of soccer jersey on. On the ride I saw someone with a Holland/Netherlands scarf (orange) a family of people wearing Mexican jerseys (green) someone with a Portugal jersey (red) and many people with Brazilian jerseys (yellow). It was like someone spilled different colored paints in the plane.
Another thing I did on the trip to Brazil was that I saw the landscape outside of Rio de Janeiro. The landscape is very mountainous. It was interesting to see it because you will see that in the center of the mountains there was a giant cloud. Under this giant cloud was Rio de janeiro. I thought that it was interesting to see that the outer rim of Rio de Janeiro was giant mountains. Also some of the mountains are actually part of Rio because some people have houses on the side of the mountains.
After landing in Brazil we had to drive to my grandmother’s house. On the way you could see many types of flags hung over apartment balconies and windows. I saw the Brazilian flag, the American flag, and the Mexican flag. All over the city there are people wearing jerseys, face paint, hats, flags as capes, and much more just because of the World Cup. You don’t see anybody not wearing a jersey or anything unrelated to the World Cup in this city.