• Brazil´s Cuisine – What to eat?

    Brazilian cuisineMany people will tell you that you haven’t lived unless you have experienced Brazil’s cuisine. With European and African historical influences, an amazing array of dishes is available to tickle your taste buds. The popularity of dishes varies largely according to which region you are in. Since Brazil is such a huge country we have taken the time to list some of the must-have dishes on offer.

    Brazil´s amazing cuisine

    The national dish of Brazil is Feijoado which is a thick hearty stew that consists of black beans with diced pieces of pork and beef. Slow cooked for approximately five hours in a clay pot this traditional meal is often enjoyed on Wednesdays and weekends. The national beverage is coffee while cachaça, distilled from sugar cane, is the native liquor and main ingredient in the national cocktail. (more…)

  • Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha – Brasília

    The majestically designed and imposing Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha is the poster child of Brazilian architecture and sustainability, with a capacity of 68 009 spectators, it’s the second largest stadium hosting matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

    Estádio Nacional de Brasília - @Wikipedia

    Brasilia is the Federal capital of Brazil thus many office buildings are called National. The stadium was named after famed footballer Mané Garrincha who was nicknamed The Joy of The People, and was a star of the successful 1958 and 1962 Brazilian World Cup winning teams. (more…)

  • Who is the Favourite for the FIFA World Cup 2014?

    Fifa World Cup 2014 FavouriteWith the final countdown to the greatest sporting event on the planet entering the home stretch, fans of all 32 teams are beginning to whey up their options of picking up the illustrious trophy as all 32 provisional squads have been announced. England and Brazil have already named their final 23 man squads with the rest of the participating nations having up until the 2nd of June. With a spectacular event expected fans and bookies alike have begun to name their favourites for the FIFA World Cup 2014. Is it the fallen generation rising again, the experienced kings or the dark horse? We will find out in just a few weeks at the World Cup in Brazil. (more…)

  • Belo Horizonte – Mineirão Stadium

    Belo Horizonte – Mineirão StadiumMineirão Stadium, officially called Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto was officially opened on 5 September 1965. The stadium took 5 years to build and was a culmination of the architectural work of Oscar Niemeyer. The sheer beauty of the stadium cannot be ignored and its listing by the Heritage Council of Belo Horizonte is a testament. Upon its erection the stadium was set to host local teams Cruzeiro and Atlético Mineiro was projected to hold a massive amount of 130 000 spectators. The record attendance for the venue stands at a staggering 132 834 set on 22 June 1997 in a match between Cruzeiro and Villa Nova. (more…)

  • 15 Facts you need to know about the World Cup in Brazil

    FIFA World Cup Brasil 2014The 2014 FIFA World Cup is now less than a month away, with final squads being announced and more specific details about the tournament being announced. With so much information coming in it all seems a little too much to take in. We have therefore taken the liberty to gather the 15 most important facts you will need to know about Brazil.

    15 Facts about the World Cup 2014 in Brazil

    #1 The most important thing to know are the countries participating in the tournament. By regional groupings qualifying as follows:  (more…)