While thousands upon thousands of people descended on the various Brazilian host cities of the 2014 World Cup, straining those cities’ infrastructures and services to their limits, Mark and I stayed close to home to watch how things played out in Búzios. It was a good move. Búzios was both animated and quiet, and in just the right degrees (for us). Here’s a panorama of how the World Cup has been playing out in Búzios:
Everyone all set with your favorite good luck shirt?
You can sit on the street . . .
. . . or in a nice restaurant
Nary a car left uncovered!
Getting ready for the Brazil x Mexico game --
Kiwi + passion fruit, the colors of Brazil
Every Argentine in town watching the Argentina x Iran game on the Praça Santos Dumont --
Back on the Praça Santos Dumont for the Brazil x Cameroon game --
Uruguay x Italy, pre-bite --
Commemorating an Argentine goal against Nigeria --
One restaurant had a special World Cup menu --
These were selling like hotcakes, so I had to buy a pair, too!
No hotel? No prob! Just pick an empty spot and camp out --
Part of a caravan that drove all the way from Santiago, Chile --
And lots and lots and lots of Argentina license plates --
And in the tense Brazil x Chile game, Brazil scored highest in the Battle of the Hats! (Chile 4, Brazil 8) --