This week officially marks the kick-off of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and I must admit, this ladybird is out of control, almost inexplicably excited!!!
I’m not a huge sports person in general, but there is something about the World Cup, the electric energy, transnational ambience, the way it brings people together intercontinentally, that I find simply intoxicating.
Okay… I’ll admit, maybe I’m more into the entire affair as a social/cultural experience than anything else.
Case in point, hubs and I are watching our third match of the day, and reminiscing about our travels to Brazil (most recently in 2012). Just earlier today we were with our friends in Nolita, watching the England vs. Italy match at BarBossa, and reminiscing about our house on Copacabana beach, where we all stayed. There was just something very special about the whole sentiment, which made me smile. I’m hardly doing it justice as I write.
Speaking of which – I dug up some photos of our first trip to Recife, Brazil – back in 2007. We went for Carnival (my first one, to be followed three years later by Trinidad), and stayed in a lovely little pousada in the historical town of Olinda, a UNESCO World Heritage town just outside of Recife.
It was a fantastic time, wrought with some incredible memories and frenetic partying, which I’ll never forget. (Incidentally, I also remember feeling totally spent, but it was worth it!).
Somehow, watching the Japan vs. Côte d'Ivoire match, as it is currently playing in Recife, is bringing all of these tremendous recollections back.
What can I say, life is funny like that... Happy Saturday and enjoy the rest of your weekend my lovies!