A snippet of what it was like to be in the stadium
during a World Cup game
As I look back on that week of traveling to Brazil to the World Cup, I have a hard time separating the air travel disaster from the otherwise thrilling adventure of experiencing the Amazonian rain forest and being in a stadium during a World Cup game. So I think I will run a few "Manaus Journal" posts to share my adventure and to sort it out myself, and hopefully recapture some of the magic of my first foray south of the equator.
We were lucky that the first game we got tickets for was the U.S. versus Portugal (when we applied for the tickets the game schedule wasn't released yet), and so we actually got to cheer for Team USA. The video above was taken by my daughter who had no idea that she was about to capture the first U.S. goal, so her jumping up and our happy screaming are included. Here's to more exhilaration and joy in traveling!